Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Multiplan
  • BCBS Massachusetts
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Humana

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    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.

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

Ratings & Comments

36 ratings with 10 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Gastroenterology Associates when asked is excellent. Gastroenterology Associates has been reviewed by 36 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Gastroenterology Associates as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Gastroenterology Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • St Francis Hospital Roslyn, NY 11576
  • St Francis Hospital Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • St. Luke's Cornwall Hosptal- Cornwall Campus Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • St Georges University
  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
  • University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Gastroenterology Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Poughkeepsie, NY.

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  • Hudson Valley Plastic Surgeons

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  • Valley Obstetric & Gynecology Pc

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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

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.