Great Lakes Gastroenterology

Patient Reviews

3.6
  • 35 patient ratings
  • 6 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Great Lakes Gastroenterology when asked is excellent. Great Lakes Gastroenterology has been reviewed by 35 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Great Lakes Gastroenterology as provided by patient reviews is 28 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Schools

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • PriorityHealth
  • Aetna
  • Cigna

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lakeland Medical Center-St Joseph Saint Joseph, MI
  • Lakeland Hospital - Niles Niles, MI
  • Community Hospital Watervliet, MI
  • Lakeland Regional Health System - Niles Niles, MI
  • Lakeland Regional Health System - St Joseph Saint Joseph, MI
  • Lakeland Specialty Hospital at Berrien Center Berrien Center, 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