South Towns Surgical Associates

Doctors in South Towns Surgical Associates

Patient Reviews

4.2
  • 110 patient ratings
  • 22 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of South Towns Surgical Associates when asked is excellent. South Towns Surgical Associates has been reviewed by 110 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at South Towns Surgical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 22 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Schools

  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Memorial University Of Newfoundland
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Highmark BCBS
  • MVP Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Regional Top Doctors

Hospital Affiliations

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