Rutherford Internal Medicine


Internists, Hospitalists, Critical Care Medicines, Critical Care Medicine Practitioners, Anesthesiology - Critical Care Medicines, Neurologists

  • 181 Daniel Rd Forest City, NC 28043-7151 (828) 286-9036

Doctors in Rutherford Internal Medicine

www.rutherfordhosp.org
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  • 3 star hospital
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www.rutherfordhosp.org
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  • Dr. Gary R Schafer, MD
  • Internist, Anesthesiology - Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine Practitioner, Critical Care Medicine
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  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 3 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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www.rutherfordhosp.org
www.rutherfordhosp.org
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  • 3 star hospital
  • Completed fellowship
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www.rutherfordhosp.org
www.rutherfordhosp.org
Highlights
  • 3 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
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Highlights
  • 3 star hospital
  • Completed fellowship
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www.rutherfordhosp.org
www.rutherfordhosp.org
Highlights
  • 3 star hospital
  • Completed fellowship
Rate - Profile
Highlights
  • 3 star hospital
Rate - Profile
 
www.rutherfordhosp.org
www.rutherfordhosp.org
Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
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www.rutherfordhosp.org
www.rutherfordhosp.org
Highlights
  • 3 star hospital
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www.uhseast.com
www.uhseast.com
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  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
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Rutherford Internal Medicine Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 21 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Rutherford Internal Medicine when asked is good. Rutherford Internal Medicine has been reviewed by 21 patients. The rating is 2.5 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Rutherford Internal Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Rutherford Internal Medicine Summary

Awards

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

Medical Schools Attended

  • Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
  • Wake Forest University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rutherford Hospital
  • St. Luke`s Hospital
  • Carolinas Medical Center
  • New Britain General Hospital
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Charleston Memorial Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Specialist

  • Internist
  • Hospitalist
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine Practitioner
  • Anesthesiology - Critical Care Medicine
  • Neurologist

Insurances Accepted

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

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 Rutherford Internal Medicine 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

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Rutherford Internal Medicine Details

11 are board certified
3 went to a top rated school
4 have a fellowship
14 minutes average wait time
7 are rated on Vitals.com
7 are male
4 are female
2.33 average overall rating

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