Medical and Surgical Clinics of Southern Maryland

Patient Reviews

4.5
  • 66 patient ratings
  • 23 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Medical and Surgical Clinics of Southern Maryland when asked is excellent. Medical and Surgical Clinics of Southern Maryland has been reviewed by 66 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Medical and Surgical Clinics of Southern Maryland as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • Boston University School Of Medicine
  • Howard University College Of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • First Health
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • BCBS Blue Card

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lake Region Healthcare Corp Fergus Falls, MN
  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Hospital Columbia, SC
  • Southern Maryland Hosp Clinton, MD
  • Civista Medical Center La Plata, MD
  • Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel, MD
  • St Agnes Hospital Catonsville, MD
  • Washington Adventist Hosp Takoma Park, MD
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria, VA

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