Blanchard Valley Medical Assoc

Patient Reviews

3.8
  • 157 patient ratings
  • 26 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Blanchard Valley Medical Assoc when asked is excellent. Blanchard Valley Medical Assoc has been reviewed by 157 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Blanchard Valley Medical Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Gastroenterology
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Pulmonary Disease

Schools

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Multiplan

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Blanchard Valley Hospital Findlay, OH
  • Aleda E Lutz VA Medical Center Saginaw, MI
  • Blanchard Valley Hospital Findlay, OH
  • Blanchard Valley Regional Health Ctr Bluffton, OH
  • University of Toledo Medical Center Toledo, OH
  • Edward Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, General Medicine Clinic, Hines, IL
  • Kennedy Memorial Hospital -Umc - Stratford Stratford, NJ
  • Lima Memorial Health System Lima, OH
  • St Rita's Medical Center Lima, OH
  • Van Wert County Hospital Van Wert, OH
  • Wilson Memorial Hospital Sidney, OH

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