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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

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

  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • First Health
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • BCBS Massachusetts
  • Multiplan

Doctors in Valley Medical Associates

View all physicians that belong to Valley Medical Associates.

Ratings & Comments

27 ratings with 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Valley Medical Associates when asked is excellent. Valley Medical Associates has been reviewed by 27 patients. The rating is 4.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Valley Medical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    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.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Albany Medical College
  • Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Valley Medical Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Springfield, MA.

  • Planned Parenthood

    Group Practice

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  • The Hand Center Of Western Mass

    Group Practice

    Springfield, MA

  • Valley Women's Health Group

    Group Practice

    Springfield, MA

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

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.