Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Humana
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthFirst NY
  • Oxford Health

Specialties

5 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    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.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • 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.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

Ratings & Comments

17 ratings with 5 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Bedford Medical Family Health Center when asked is excellent. Bedford Medical Family Health Center has been reviewed by 17 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Bedford Medical Family Health Center as provided by patient reviews is 24 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Bedford Medical Family Health Center is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Catholic Medical Center Manchester, NH 03102
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Dover, NH 03820
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton, MA 02301
  • Brooklyn University Hospital Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • Jacobi Medical Center Bronx, NY 10461
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • Kings County Hospital Center Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • New York Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center - University Hospital of Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY 11203
  • SVCMC St Mary's Hospital Brooklyn Jamaica, NY 11432
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Bedford Medical Family Health Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Brooklyn, NY.

  • Kindercare Pediatrics

    Group Practice

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Hewes Medical Office

    Group Practice

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Williamsburg Family Health Center

    Group Practice

    Brooklyn, 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

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.