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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • BCBS North Carolina
  • Coventry Health Care

Specialties

3 specialties

  • 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.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

Ratings & Comments

58 ratings with 14 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care when asked is excellent. Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care has been reviewed by 58 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Asheville Specialty Hospital Asheville, NC 28801
  • Asheville VA Medical Center Asheville, NC 28805
  • Asheville Specialty Hospital Asheville, NC 28801
  • Mission Hospitals Asheville, NC 28801
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital INC Brevard, NC 28712
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
  • Emory University School Of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Asheville Pulmonary & Critical Care is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Asheville, NC.

  • Asheville Urological Associates

    Group Practice

    Asheville, NC

  • WNC Obgyn Services

    Group Practice

    Asheville, NC

  • Regional Allergy & Asthma

    Group Practice

    Asheville, NC

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.