Western Care PC
- Legal Medicine
- 7017 37th Ave Jackson Heights, NY 718-565-5600
Doctors in Western Care PC
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Western Care PC when asked is good. Western Care PC has been reviewed by 12 patients. The rating is 3.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Western Care PC as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.
- Legal Medicine
- Chittagong Medical College
Health Insurance Accepted
- Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- BCBS Massachusetts
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- MVP Health Plan
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
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