Lafayette Arthritis And Endocrine Clinic
- Internal Medicine |
- Rheumatology |
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- 401 Audubon Blvd Lafayette, LA 337-237-7801
Doctors in Lafayette Arthritis And Endocrine Clinic
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Lafayette Arthritis And Endocrine Clinic when asked is excellent. Lafayette Arthritis And Endocrine Clinic has been reviewed by 131 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Lafayette Arthritis And Endocrine Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 27 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
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.
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Tulane University School Of Medicine
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Louisiana
- BCBS Blue Card
- Top 10 Doctor - State
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- America's Top Doctors&reg;
- Regional Top Doctors
- Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center Lafayette, LA
- Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA
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