Crystal Lake Clinic

Patient Reviews

4.1
  • 23 patient ratings
  • 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Crystal Lake Clinic when asked is excellent. Crystal Lake Clinic has been reviewed by 23 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Crystal Lake Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Schools

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
  • University Of North Texas Health Science Center College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • PriorityHealth
  • Humana
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Aetna
  • BCBS Michigan

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Frankfort, MI
  • Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Kalkaska, MI
  • Mercy Hospital Cadillac Cadillac, MI
  • Mercy Hospital Grayling Grayling, MI
  • Munson Medical Center Traverse City, MI
  • Otsego Memorial Hospital Gaylord, MI
  • Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Frankfort, MI
  • West Shore Medical Center Manistee, MI

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