Lakeshore Primary Care Associates
- Family Medicine |
- Internal Medicine |
- 4855 Camp Rd Hamburg, NY 716-646-1084
Doctors in Lakeshore Primary Care Associates
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Lakeshore Primary Care Associates when asked is excellent. Lakeshore Primary Care Associates has been reviewed by 54 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Lakeshore Primary Care Associates as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
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.
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Memorial University Of Newfoundland
- Ohio State University College Of Medicine
- Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- First Health
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Buffalo, NY
- Sisters of Charity Hospital - St Joseph Campus Buffalo, NY
- Buffalo General Medical Center Buffalo, NY
- Samaritan Hospital Troy, NY
- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Niagara Falls, NY
- Mount St Mary's Hospital Lewiston, NY
- Millard Fillmore Suburban 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