Binghamton Family Care Ctr
- Internal Medicine |
- 33 Mitchell Ave Binghamton, NY 607-762-3281
Doctors in Binghamton Family Care Ctr
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Binghamton Family Care Ctr when asked is good. Binghamton Family Care Ctr has been reviewed by 6 patients. The rating is 3.4 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Binghamton Family Care Ctr as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Internal Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Xian Medical University
- University Of The East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
- Cardiac Care Recognition Program
- UHS Wilson Medical Center Johnson City, NY
- UHS Binghamton General Hospital Binghamton, NY
- United Health Services - Binghamton General Hospital Binghamton, NY
- United Health Svc Wilson Hospital Division Johnson City, NY
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