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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • MVP Health Plan
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford Health
  • Cigna

Specialties

2 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.

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

    An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
    Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
    Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.

Ratings & Comments

39 ratings with 11 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Academic Health Care Center Group when asked is excellent. Academic Health Care Center Group has been reviewed by 39 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Academic Health Care Center Group as provided by patient reviews is 8 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Academic Health Care Center Group is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip, NY 11795
  • Long Beach Medical Center Long Beach, NY 11561
  • Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Patchogue, NY 11772
  • St Barnabas Hospital Bronx, NY 10457
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Academic Health Care Center Group is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Central Islip, NY.

  • Family Health Care Of Central Islip

    Group Practice

    Central Islip, NY

  • Island Surgical & Vascular Grp

    Group Practice

    Islip Terrace, NY

  • Iqbal Devendra Gill MD PC

    Group Practice

    Brentwood, 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.