- 501 N Graham St, Portland, OR
- 4.2 average rating
- 2 specialties
- 2 affiliated hospitals
- 11 insurance providers
- 1 award
- 2 schools
- 13 minutes avg wait time
- 2 are board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 1 is rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 1 is female
- 2 specialties
- 11 health insurance companies
- 4.2 average overall rating
1 affiliated award
- Health Net
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Providence Health System
Doctors in NW. Gastroenterology Clinic
- Dr. Sandra Wilborn MD Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine Portland, OR
- Dr. Derek Taylor MD Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine Portland, OR
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.
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
NW. Gastroenterology Clinic is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center Portland, OR 97210
- Providence Portland Medical Center Portland, OR 97213
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Utah School Of Medicine
- University Of Nevada School 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.