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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Coventry Health Care
  • Anthem
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Cigna
  • First Health

Doctors in Northwest Health Services Inc

View all physicians that belong to Northwest Health Services Inc.

Ratings & Comments

71 ratings with 19 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Northwest Health Services Inc when asked is excellent. Northwest Health Services Inc has been reviewed by 71 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Northwest Health Services Inc as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Child Psychiatry

    A pediatric/adolescent psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental and emotional conditions in young children and adolescents.
    These specialists study psychopathological disorders and their causes in order to prevent and identify them in their patients. These disorders may be caused by biological, psychosocial, genetic, demographic, or environmental factors, a patient's history, or any combination of these factors.
    Pediatric/adolescent psychiatrists treat patients through a variety of interventions including medical treatment, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, problem solving techniques, family therapy, parent training, psychodynamic therapy, and consultation with the patient's primary care physician or school professionals.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
  • Government Medical College Mysore
  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
  • King Edward Medical University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Northwest Health Services Inc is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Saint Joseph, MO.

  • Samaritan Counseling Ctr

    Group Practice

    Saint Joseph, MO

  • Family Guidance Center

    Group Practice

    Saint Joseph, MO

  • St Joseph Nephrology Assoc Inc

    Group Practice

    Saint Joseph, MO

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.