Great Mines Health Center

Patient Reviews

4.7
  • 10 patient ratings
  • 1 comment

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Great Mines Health Center when asked is excellent. Great Mines Health Center has been reviewed by 10 patients. The rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars.

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

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Schools

  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Anthem
  • HealthLink
  • Coventry Health Care

Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mineral Area Reg Medical Center Farmington, MO
  • Parkland Health Center - Farminigton Farmington, 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

  • 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