Waterville Family Practice

Doctors in Waterville Family Practice

Patient Reviews

3.7
  • 15 patient ratings
  • 2 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Waterville Family Practice when asked is excellent. Waterville Family Practice has been reviewed by 15 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Waterville Family Practice as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
  • Dartmouth Medical School

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Anthem
  • First Health

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Top 10 Doctor - State
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Cardiac Care Recognition Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • Maine VA Medical Center Togus Augusta, ME
  • West Roxbury VA Medical Center West Roxbury, MA
  • MaineGeneral Medical Center-Waterville Campus Waterville, ME
  • Maine General - Augusta Augusta, ME
  • MAINEGENERAL MEDICAL CENTER - Augusta Augusta, ME
  • Mainegeneral Medical Center Waterville, ME

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