Walters Surgical Assoc
- General Surgery
- 220 Jefferson St Whiteville, NC 910-642-3214
Doctors in Walters Surgical Assoc
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Walters Surgical Assoc when asked is excellent. Walters Surgical Assoc has been reviewed by 23 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Walters Surgical Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 23 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
- General Surgery
- University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
- University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
- The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS North Carolina
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- Patients' Choice Award
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