Internal Medicine & Cardiology Assoc
- Internal Medicine |
- Cardiovascular Disease |
- Interventional Cardiology |
- Family Medicine
- 1565 N Main St Fall River, MA 508-675-0369
Doctors in Internal Medicine & Cardiology Assoc
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Internal Medicine & Cardiology Assoc when asked is excellent. Internal Medicine & Cardiology Assoc has been reviewed by 203 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Internal Medicine & Cardiology Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 14 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 interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Interventional Cardiology
- Family Medicine
- Georgetown University School Of Medicine
- Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
- Goa Medical College
- Dow Medical College
- University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- BCBS Blue Card
- United Healthcare
- Tufts Health Plan
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Regional Top Doctors
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
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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