Prefered Primary Care Phys

Doctors in Prefered Primary Care Phys

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Springfield, VA

Patient Reviews

3.3
  • 33 patient ratings
  • 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Prefered Primary Care Phys when asked is good. Prefered Primary Care Phys has been reviewed by 33 patients. The rating is 3.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Prefered Primary Care Phys as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Schools

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Data not available

Awards

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Diabetes Recognition Program
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette, PA
  • Ohio Valley General Hospital Mc Kees Rocks, PA
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA

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