Central Iowa Surgery

Doctors in Central Iowa Surgery

UNITY POINT CLINIC SURGERY & NEUROLOGY DES MOINES Des Moines, IA
UNITY POINT CLINIC SURGERY & NEUROLOGY DES MOINES Des Moines, IA

Patient Reviews

3.9
  • 40 patient ratings
  • 11 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Central Iowa Surgery when asked is excellent. Central Iowa Surgery has been reviewed by 40 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Central Iowa Surgery as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Schools

  • Des Moines University

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark
  • Health Alliance
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health

Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

Information about group practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.


Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.


Benefits of Group Practice

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing