Quick Facts

  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Anthem
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • First Health
  • Multiplan

Doctors in Southwest Spine & Sports

View all physicians that belong to Southwest Spine & Sports.

Ratings & Comments

51 ratings with 15 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southwest Spine & Sports when asked is excellent. Southwest Spine & Sports has been reviewed by 51 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Southwest Spine & Sports as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
    These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
    Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
    These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Southwest Spine & Sports is affiliated with the following hospital

  • Cox North Hospital Springfield, MO 65802
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Southwest Spine & Sports is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Springfield, MO.

  • Center For Plastic Surgery

    Group Practice

    Springfield, MO

  • Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center -Branson

    Group Practice

    Springfield, MO

  • Cox Health Pediatrics

    Group Practice

    Springfield, 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.