Northern Berkshire Family Prac

Doctors in Northern Berkshire Family Prac

L & M Physicians Primary Care Stonington Pawcatuck, CT
Saratoga Center for Endocrinology & Diabetes Saratoga Springs, NY
Northern Berkshire Family Medicine North Adams, MA

Patient Reviews

3.6
  • 59 patient ratings
  • 13 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Northern Berkshire Family Prac when asked is excellent. Northern Berkshire Family Prac has been reviewed by 59 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Northern Berkshire Family Prac as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • Boston University School Of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • First Health

Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

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