West Side Health Center

Doctors in West Side Health Center

Patient Reviews

3.7
  • 22 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of West Side Health Center when asked is excellent. West Side Health Center has been reviewed by 22 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at West Side Health Center as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
  • University Of Arizona College Of Medicine
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Independent Health

Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Regional Top Doctors

Hospital Affiliations

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park, NY
  • Buffalo General Medical Center Buffalo, NY
  • Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Buffalo, NY
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Portland, OR
  • UPMC Chautauqua WCA Jamestown, NY
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care Burlington, VT
  • Kaleida Health - Buffalo General Hospital Buffalo, NY
  • Kaleida Health - DeGraff Memorial Hospital North Tonawanda, NY
  • Kaleida Health - Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital Buffalo, NY
  • Kaleida Health - Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Buffalo, NY
  • Millard Fillmore Hospital Buffalo, NY
  • Women and Children's Hospital Buffalo, 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