Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • BCBS Massachusetts
  • Doctors in Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare Washington Square Group

  • Dr. Bruce Pastor MD Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Brookline, MA
    4.0 (8)

Specialties

1 specialty

  • 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.

Ratings & Comments

6 ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare Washington Square Group when asked is excellent. Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare Washington Square Group has been reviewed by 6 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare Washington Square Group as provided by patient reviews is unknown. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare Washington Square Group is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Brookline, MA.

  • OBGYN HMFP at BIDMC

    Group Practice

    Brookline, MA

  • Medical Care of Boston Management Corp

    Group Practice

    Brookline, MA

  • Affiliated Physicians

    Group Practice

    Brookline, 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.