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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

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

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

Ratings & Comments

34 ratings with 7 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Western Carolina Retinal Associates when asked is excellent. Western Carolina Retinal Associates has been reviewed by 34 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Western Carolina Retinal Associates as provided by patient reviews is 30 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Western Carolina Retinal Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Emory University Hospital Atlanta, GA 30322
  • St Joseph's Hospital Savannah, GA 31419
  • Park Ridge Health Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Asheville Specialty Hospital Asheville, NC 28801
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
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    Western Carolina Retinal Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Asheville, NC.

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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

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.