Medical Care of Boston
- Internal Medicine
- 637 Washington St Brookline, MA 617-754-1700
Doctors in Medical Care of Boston
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Medical Care of Boston when asked is excellent. Medical Care of Boston has been reviewed by 145 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Medical Care of Boston as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
- Internal Medicine
- Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
- Tufts University School Of Medicine
- University Of Massachusetts Medical School
- University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
- University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Health Insurance Accepted
- Harvard Pilgrim
- United Healthcare
- Tufts Health Plan
- BCBS Massachusetts
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
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