Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates LLC
- General Surgery |
- Internal Medicine |
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- 504 Lewis St Havre De Grace, MD 410-939-0700
Doctors in Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates LLC
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates LLC when asked is excellent. Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates LLC has been reviewed by 39 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Upper Chesapeake Surgical Associates LLC as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
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.
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.
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- CareFirst BCBS
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Harford Memorial Hosp Havre De Grace, MD
- Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Bel Air, MD
- Washington Adventist Hosp Takoma Park, MD
- Howard County General Hospital Columbia, MD
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