Laureldale Family Medicine
- Family Medicine |
- Addiction Medicine
- 3212 Kutztown Rd Reading, PA 610-929-3380
Doctors in Laureldale Family Medicine
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Laureldale Family Medicine when asked is excellent. Laureldale Family Medicine has been reviewed by 75 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Laureldale Family Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
- Family Medicine
- Addiction Medicine
- Universidad Central Del Caribe
- Temple University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- First Health
- Coventry Health Care
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patients' Choice Award
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Top 10 Doctor - City
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