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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Multiplan
  • BCBS North Carolina
  • Doctors in Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates

  • Dr. Thomas Grote MD Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine North Wilkesboro, NC
    4.6 (41)

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.

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

Ratings & Comments

40 ratings with 6 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates when asked is excellent. Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates has been reviewed by 40 patients. The rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near North Wilkesboro, NC.

  • Riverside Medical Assoc

    Group Practice

    North Wilkesboro, NC

  • Forsyth Medical Group LLC

    Group Practice

    North Wilkesboro, NC

  • Greenway Healthcare

    Group Practice

    North Wilkesboro, NC

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.