The Medical Group

Patient Reviews

4.5
  • 181 patient ratings
  • 31 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of The Medical Group when asked is excellent. The Medical Group has been reviewed by 181 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at The Medical Group as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Psychiatry
  • Pain Management
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Schools

  • Western University Of Health Sciences
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Humana
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Cardiac Care Recognition Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • Maine Medical Center Portland, ME
  • Mercy Hospital State Street Campus Portland, ME
  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Blue Hill, ME
  • Southern Maine Health Care Biddeford, ME
  • Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport, MA
  • Henrietta D Goodall Hospital Sanford, ME
  • Southern Maine Medical Center Biddeford, ME
  • St Andrews Hospital Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Portland, ME
  • Maine Medical Center - Brighton Campus Portland, ME
  • Maine Medical Center Portland, 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