High Country Family Medicine


Family Practitioners, Obstetricians

  • 200 Hospital Ave Jefferson, NC 28640-9244 (336) 846-7238

Doctors in High Country Family Medicine

Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
  • 3 star medical school
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Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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High Country Family Medicine Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 5 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of High Country Family Medicine when asked is good. High Country Family Medicine has been reviewed by 5 patients. The rating is 3 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at High Country Family Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

High Country Family Medicine Summary

Awards

  • Data not available

Medical Schools Attended

  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Ashe Memorial Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • Data not available

Specialist

  • Family Practitioner
  • Obstetrician

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Humana
  • Unicare

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 High Country Family Medicine that specializes in family 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

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High Country Family Medicine Details

4 are board certified
3 went to a top rated school
18 minutes average wait time
2 are rated on Vitals.com
2 are male
2 are female
3.08 average overall rating

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