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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Multiplan
  • First Health

Specialties

4 specialties

  • General Surgery

    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.

  • Thoracic Surgery

    If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
    Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.

  • Gynecology
  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

Ratings & Comments

96 ratings with 33 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Summa Physicians when asked is excellent. Summa Physicians has been reviewed by 96 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Summa Physicians as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Summa Physicians is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Summa Barberton Hospital Barberton, OH 44203
  • Childrens Hospital Med Ctr Akron, OH 44308
  • Cleveland Clinic HS - Medina General Hospital Medina, OH 44256
  • Crystal Clinic - North Coast Akron, OH 44310
  • Summa - Akron City Hospital Akron, OH 44304
  • Summa - Barberton Citizens Hospital Barberton, OH 44203
  • Summa Health Systems Hospitals Akron, OH 44304
  • Summa - Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Wadsworth, OH 44281
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Summa Physicians is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Barberton, OH.

  • Crystal Clinic Inc

    Group Practice

    Barberton, OH

  • Summit Pulmonary & Internal Medicine Inc.

    Group Practice

    Barberton, OH

  • Austin Family Medicine

    Group Practice

    Barberton, 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

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.