- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
- Diabetes Care Recognition Program
- Cardiac Care Recognition Program
- Diabetes Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
- Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Medical Mutual of Ohio
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Illinois
Doctors in American Health Network
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
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.
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
American Health Network is affiliated with the following hospitals
- OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, OH 43214
- OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Mansfield, OH 44903
- OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Columbus, OH 43215
- Ohio State University Hospital East Columbus, OH 43205
- Licking Memorial Hospital Newark, OH 43055
- OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Columbus, OH 43228
- Fairfield Medical Center Lancaster, OH 43130
- Mt Carmel East Columbus, OH 43222
- New Albany Surgical Hospital New Albany, OH 43054
- St Anns Hospital Of Columbus Westerville, OH 43081
- Grant Medical Center Columbus, OH 43215
- Mount Carmel East Hospital Columbus, OH 43213
- Mount Carmel West Columbus, OH 43222
- Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, OH 43214
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Ohio State University College Of Medicine
- Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
- West Virginia University School Of Medicine
- University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
- Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
- The University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
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.