Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • HealthFirst NY
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health

Doctors by Specialty

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Specialties

5 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    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.

  • 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.

  • Adult Care
  • 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.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

Ratings & Comments

64 ratings with 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Phillips Family Practice when asked is excellent. Phillips Family Practice has been reviewed by 64 patients. The rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Phillips Family Practice as provided by patient reviews is 29 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Albany Medical College
  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • New York Medical College
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Phillips Family Practice is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near New York, NY.

  • Institute For Family Health

    Group Practice

    New York, NY

  • Institute Of Urban Family

    Group Practice

    New York, NY

  • Sidney Hillman Health Ctr

    Group Practice

    New York, 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.