Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

Ratings & Comments

99 ratings with 25 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Hand Center of Western Massachussetts when asked is excellent. Hand Center of Western Massachussetts has been reviewed by 99 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Hand Center of Western Massachussetts as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Hand Center of Western Massachussetts is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby, PA 19023
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Jefferson Hospital Clairton, PA 15025
  • UPMC St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA 15215
  • UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • Yale University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
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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.