Creekwood Family Care
- Family Medicine |
- Preventive Medicine |
- Obstetrics and Gynecology |
- 5601 NE Antioch Rd Kansas City, MO 816-452-8000
Doctors in Creekwood Family Care
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Creekwood Family Care when asked is excellent. Creekwood Family Care has been reviewed by 47 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Creekwood Family Care as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.
These doctors will advise patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. Preventive medicine/wellness specialists take into account a patient's nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.
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.
- Family Medicine
- Preventive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
- Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- Coventry Health Care
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Providence Medical Center Kansas City, KS
- Saint Luke's NorthHospital Smithville Smithville, MO
- North Kansas City Hospital Kansas City, MO
- St Lukes Northland Hospital Kansas City, MO
- University Of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, KS
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