Carney Medical Group
- Internal Medicine |
- Geriatric Medicine
- 700 Congress St Quincy, MA 617-786-7950
Doctors in Carney Medical Group
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Carney Medical Group when asked is excellent. Carney Medical Group has been reviewed by 10 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Carney Medical Group as provided by patient reviews is 5 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.
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Internal Medicine
- Geriatric Medicine
- Sindh Medical College
- University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Tufts Health Plan
- First Health
- Harvard Pilgrim
- BCBS Massachusetts
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Campus, Inc.L CORP Needham, MA
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus Boston, MA
- Carney Hospital Boston, MA
- Milton Hospital Milton, MA
- Quincy Medical Center Quincy, MA
- SUNY Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
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