Mountain Diabetes & Endocrine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism |
- Internal Medicine |
- Preventive Medicine
- 1998 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 828-258-2404
Doctors in Mountain Diabetes & Endocrine
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Mountain Diabetes & Endocrine when asked is excellent. Mountain Diabetes & Endocrine has been reviewed by 34 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Mountain Diabetes & Endocrine as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
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.
A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.
These doctors will advise patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. Preventive medicine/wellness specialists take into account a patient's nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Internal Medicine
- Preventive Medicine
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
- Dartmouth Medical School
- University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Coventry Health Care
- BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS Blue Card
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Regional Top Doctors
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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