Allergy & Asthma Consultants
- Allergy and Immunology |
- Emergency Medicine
- 711 Old Ballas Rd Saint Louis, MO 314-569-0510
Doctors in Allergy & Asthma Consultants
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Allergy & Asthma Consultants when asked is excellent. Allergy & Asthma Consultants has been reviewed by 25 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Allergy & Asthma Consultants as provided by patient reviews is 34 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An allergy & immunology specialist is a physician who is specially trained in matters pertaining to chronic and acute allergies, as well as deficiencies of the immune system. The doctor will determine whether an allergy, which attacks our immune system, is present. They'll also determine the cause, whether it be environmental triggers like trees and pollen, food-borne like peanuts and dairy, the venom of insects like bees, or a medication like penicillin.
In addition to determining the allergen causing an immunological response in a patient, the specialist will treat the symptoms caused by the reaction.
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
- Allergy and Immunology
- Emergency Medicine
- Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
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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