- 67 Union St, Natick, MA
- 4.5 average rating
- 2 specialties
- 6 affiliated hospitals
- 8 insurance providers
- 4 awards
- 1 school
- 6 minutes avg wait time
- 1 is board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 1 is rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 2 specialties
- 8 health insurance companies
- 4.5 average overall rating
4 affiliated awards
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Tufts Health Plan
- Harvard Pilgrim
- BCBS Massachusetts
Doctors in Commonwealth Nephrology Assoc
- Dr. Steven Spiegel MD Nephrology, Internal Medicine Natick, MA
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.
A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.
Commonwealth Nephrology Assoc is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham, MA 01702
- South Shore Hospital South Weymouth, MA 02190
- Norwood Hospital Norwood, MA 02062
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton Milton, MA 02186
- Metrowest Medical Center - Leonard Morse Hospital Natick, MA 01760
- Carney Hospital Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school
- The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center
Nearby Group Practices
Commonwealth Nephrology Assoc is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Natick, MA.
Counseling Center-Leonard Morse
Lincoln Physicians Group
Metro West -Newton Wellesley Orthopedics and Sports Medinine
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.