- 60 N Saint Joseph Ave, Niles, MI
- 3.3 average rating
- 2 specialties
- 1 affiliated hospital
- 8 insurance providers
- 2 awards
- 3 schools
- 14 minutes avg wait time
- 1 is board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 3 are rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 2 are female
- 2 specialties
- 8 health insurance companies
- 3.3 average overall rating
- PHP Northern IN
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Illinois
Doctors in Cass Family Clinic
- Dr. Karen Zienert MD Obstetrics and Gynecology Niles, MI
- Dr. Thomas Ritter MD Obstetrics and Gynecology Niles, MI
- Dr. Helene Johnson MD General Practice, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology Niles, MI
Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
Cass Family Clinic is affiliated with the following hospital
- Lakeland Hospital - Niles Niles, MI 49120
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
- University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- University Of Michigan Medical School
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.