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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

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

  • Cigna
  • HealthSpan
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio

Doctors in Ashland Arthritis Center

View all physicians that belong to Ashland Arthritis Center.

Ratings & Comments

60 ratings with 10 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Ashland Arthritis Center when asked is excellent. Ashland Arthritis Center has been reviewed by 60 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Ashland Arthritis Center as provided by patient reviews is 25 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Western University Of Health Sciences
  • Pikeville College School Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Ashland Arthritis Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Ashland, KY.

  • Bellefonte Womens Care

    Group Practice

    Ashland, KY

  • Bellefonte Pediatrics

    Group Practice

    Ashland, KY

  • Ashland Women's Care

    Group Practice

    Ashland, KY

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

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.