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Quick Facts

Awards

1 affiliated award

  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Harvard Pilgrim

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

Ratings & Comments

35 ratings with 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Lowell Surgical Associates when asked is excellent. Lowell Surgical Associates has been reviewed by 35 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Lowell Surgical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Lowell Surgical Associates is affiliated with the following hospital

  • Lowell General Hospital Lowell, MA 01854
  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Lowell Surgical Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Lowell, MA.

  • Cardioilogy Associates of Greater Lowell

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  • Nephrology Associates of The Merrimack V

    Group Practice

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  • G. L. Pediatrics Inc.

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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

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.