Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - State
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • BCBS North Carolina

Doctors in Hickory Adult Medicine And Kidney Specialists Pa

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Ratings & Comments

38 ratings with 22 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Hickory Adult Medicine And Kidney Specialists Pa when asked is excellent. Hickory Adult Medicine And Kidney Specialists Pa has been reviewed by 38 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Hickory Adult Medicine And Kidney Specialists Pa as provided by patient reviews is 27 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 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.

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Hickory Adult Medicine And Kidney Specialists Pa is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Hickory, NC.

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    Group Practice

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  • Hickory Internal Medicine

    Group Practice

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  • Viewmont Family Medicine

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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.