Valdese Family Practice


Family Practitioners

  • 221 13th Avenue Pl NW Hickory, NC 28601-2596 (828) 324-1699

Doctors in Valdese Family Practice

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Highlights
  • 3 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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Valdese Family Practice Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 5 Ratings

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

The average wait time to see a doctor at Valdese Family Practice as provided by patient reviews is 4 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Valdese Family Practice Summary

Awards

  • NCQA Diabetes Physician Recognition Program
  • NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program

Medical Schools Attended

  • Medical College of Georgia
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • University Of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

Hospital Affiliations

  • Catawba Valley Medical
  • Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.

Languages Spoken

  • Data not available

Specialist

  • Family Practitioner

Insurances Accepted

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

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 Valdese Family Practice 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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Valdese Family Practice Details

2 are board certified
1 went to a top rated school
3 minutes average wait time
1 is rated on Vitals.com
2 are male
1.7 average overall rating

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