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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

Doctors in Hometown Health Centers

View all physicians that belong to Hometown Health Centers.

Ratings & Comments

36 ratings with 12 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Hometown Health Centers when asked is excellent. Hometown Health Centers has been reviewed by 36 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Hometown Health Centers as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

4 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.

  • 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.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Hometown Health Centers is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Ellis Hospital Mental Health Services Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Ellis Hospital Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital Albany, NY 12208
  • St Clares Hospital Schenectady, NY 12304
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Albany Medical College
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Hometown Health Centers is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Schenectady, NY.

  • Schenectady Family Health Svc

    Group Practice

    Schenectady, NY

  • Fox Plastic Surgery Assoc

    Group Practice

    Schenectady, NY

  • Cardiology Associates Of Schenectady

    Group Practice

    Schenectady, 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.