Northwest Family Physicians


Family Practitioners, Geriatric Practitioners

  • 5700 Hickman Rd Des Moines, IA 50310-1121 (515) 274-3551

Doctors in Northwest Family Physicians

Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
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Highlights
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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Highlights
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 4 star hospital
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Highlights
  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
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Highlights
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
Rate - Profile
 
Highlights
  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
Rate - Profile
 
Highlights
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
Rate - Profile
 

Northwest Family Physicians Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 52 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Northwest Family Physicians when asked is excellent. Northwest Family Physicians has been reviewed by 52 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Northwest Family Physicians as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Northwest Family Physicians Summary

Awards

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

Medical Schools Attended

  • Des Moines University
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
  • Raymond Blank Memorial Hospital for Children
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital
  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Unity Health System

Languages Spoken

  • Data not available

Specialist

  • Family Practitioner
  • Geriatric Practitioner

Insurances Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Evercare
  • Humana

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 Northwest Family Physicians that specializes in family 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

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Northwest Family Physicians Details

4 are board certified
2 are 4 star rated by patients
3 went to a top rated school
10 minutes average wait time
7 are rated on Vitals.com
4 are male
3 are female
3.79 average overall rating
2 different specialties

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