Valley Women's Health Group
- Obstetrics and Gynecology |
- Gynecology |
- 3550 Main St Springfield, MA 413-781-8290
Doctors in Valley Women's Health Group
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Valley Women's Health Group when asked is excellent. Valley Women's Health Group has been reviewed by 187 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Valley Women's Health Group as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Tufts University School Of Medicine
- Georgetown University School Of Medicine
- Boston University School Of Medicine
- Colegio Mayor De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario
- Howard University College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Tufts Health Plan
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
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