Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Inc.

Doctors in Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Inc.

Patient Reviews

3.8
  • 18 patient ratings
  • 3 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Inc. when asked is excellent. Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Inc. has been reviewed by 18 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Inc. as provided by patient reviews is 31 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospitalist
  • Occupational Medicine

Schools

  • Dow Medical College
  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • First Health
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • BCBS Massachusetts

Awards

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

Hospital Affiliations

  • St Luke's Hospital of New Bedford New Bedford, MA
  • Saint Anne's Hospital Fall River, MA
  • Mount Sinai Hospital New York, NY
  • Southcoast Health Sys - St. Luke's Hospital New Bedford, MA
  • Southern Maine Medical Center Biddeford, ME

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