St Charles Clinic
- Family Medicine |
- Obstetrics and Gynecology |
- Adult Care |
- Internal Medicine
- 1101 Highway K O Fallon, MO 636-379-6363
Doctors in St Charles Clinic
The Overall Average Patient Rating of St Charles Clinic when asked is excellent. St Charles Clinic has been reviewed by 436 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at St Charles Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 15 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.
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.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Family Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Adult Care
- Internal Medicine
- Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
- University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
- University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
- Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
- Indiana University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Diabetes Care Recognition Program
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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
- 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