Academic Health Care Center Group
- Family Medicine |
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- 300 Carleton Ave Central Islip, NY 516-686-1300
Doctors in Academic Health Care Center Group
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.
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.
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.
- Family Medicine
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- MVP Health Plan
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Oxford Health
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center West Islip, NY
- Long Beach Medical Center Long Beach, NY
- Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Patchogue, NY
- St Barnabas Hospital Bronx, 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