- Internal Medicine |
- Infectious Disease |
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism |
- Diabetes Management
- 3601 5th Ave Pittsburgh, PA 412-648-6401
Doctors in Falk Clinic
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Falk Clinic when asked is excellent. Falk Clinic has been reviewed by 105 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Falk Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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 infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Diabetes Management
- Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
- Georgetown University School Of Medicine
- Duke University School Of Medicine
- Mcgill University
- Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- United Healthcare
- Regional Top Doctors
- Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood
- Top Doctors: New York Metro Area&trade;
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System University Drive Campus Pittsburgh, PA
- Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System Pittsburgh, PA
- Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
- Select Specialty Hospital - Pittsburgh/U Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Horizon Greenville, PA
- UPMC Passavant Cranberry Cranberry Twp, PA
- UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC South Side Pittsburgh, PA
- Upmc St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh, PA
- Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant, PA
- UPMC Mercy Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Montefiore Pittsburgh, PA
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
- Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA
- Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals Clinton Township, MI
- Henry Ford Medical Center at Maplegrove West Bloomfield, MI
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