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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • PriorityHealth
  • Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Michigan

Specialties

2 specialties

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

Ratings & Comments

30 ratings with 11 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Towers Surgeons when asked is excellent. Towers Surgeons has been reviewed by 30 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Towers Surgeons as provided by patient reviews is 22 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Towers Surgeons is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Spectrum Health Kelsey Memorial Health Center Lakeview, MI 48850
  • Metropolitan Hospital Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Fremont, MI 49412
  • Spectrum Health Medical Center Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Spectrum Health United Hospital Greenville, MI 48838
  • St Mary's Mercy Medical Center Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Towers Surgeons is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Urologist Consultants, P.C.

    Group Practice

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  • Academic Medicine Assoc

    Group Practice

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Cancer & Hematology Centers of West Michigan

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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

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.