Montgomery Infectious Disease Associates
- Internal Medicine |
- Infectious Disease
- 8630 Fenton St Silver Spring, MD 301-588-2525
Doctors in Montgomery Infectious Disease Associates
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Montgomery Infectious Disease Associates when asked is excellent. Montgomery Infectious Disease Associates has been reviewed by 10 patients. The rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Montgomery Infectious Disease Associates as provided by patient reviews is 8 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.
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- CareFirst BCBS
- Coventry Health Care
- Highmark BCBS
- First Health
- Data not available
- Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park, MD
- Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
- Suburban Hospital Bethesda, MD
- Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Rockville, 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