Cooley Dickinson Practice

Patient Reviews

3.5
  • 174 patient ratings
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Cooley Dickinson Practice when asked is excellent. Cooley Dickinson Practice has been reviewed by 174 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Cooley Dickinson Practice as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Schools

  • University Of Cairo
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • University Of Michigan Medical School

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim

Awards

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

Hospital Affiliations

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital Northampton, MA
  • Fairview Hospital Great Barrington, MA
  • Holyoke Medical Center Holyoke, MA
  • Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc,The Northampton, MA
  • Memorial Hospital North Conway, NH
  • UMassMemorial HealthAlliance Hospital - Leominster Campus Leominster, MA
  • Saratoga Hospital Saratoga Springs, NY
  • University Health Services Amherst, MA
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center Greenfield, MA
  • Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Ware, MA
  • Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA
  • Maine General - Augusta Augusta, ME
  • Mainegeneral Medical Center Waterville, ME
  • Holyoke Hospital Inc Holyoke, MA
  • Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Leeds, 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

  • 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