Staten Island Nephrology
- Nephrology |
- Internal Medicine |
- Plastic Surgery
- 1366 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 718-273-3400
Doctors in Staten Island Nephrology
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Staten Island Nephrology when asked is excellent. Staten Island Nephrology has been reviewed by 28 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Staten Island Nephrology as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.
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 plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.
- Internal Medicine
- Plastic Surgery
- State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
- Madras Medical College
- Shanghai School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- HealthFirst NY
- MVP Health Plan
- Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Staten Island University Hospital - North Staten Island, NY
- Jacobi Medical Center Bronx, NY
- Richmond University Medical Center Staten Island, NY
- Staten Island University Hospital North Staten Island, NY
- Staten Island University South Staten Island, NY
- SVCMC St Vincent's Hospital Richmond Staten Island, 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