Cardiology Associates

Cardiovascular Disease Practitioners, Internists, Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists

  • 1321 11th Ave Altoona, PA 16601-3301 (814) 942-2411

Doctors in Cardiology Associates
  • 3 star hospital
  • Completed fellowship
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  • 3 star hospital
  • 3 star medical school
  • Completed fellowship
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  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 3 star hospital
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  • Dr. Alan C Ford, MD
  • Cardiologist, Internist, Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Disease Practitioner
  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 3 star hospital
  • 3 star medical school
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  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 3 star hospital
  • 3 star medical school
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Cardiology Associates Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 6 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Cardiology Associates when asked is excellent. Cardiology Associates has been reviewed by 6 patients. The rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Cardiology Associates as provided by patient reviews is 5 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Cardiology Associates Summary


  • Patients' Choice Award

Medical Schools Attended

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Deborah Heart & Lung Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Altoona Hospital
  • Nason Hospital
  • J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital
  • Altoona Regional Health System
  • UPMC Bedford

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Chinese


  • Cardiovascular Disease Practitioner
  • Internist
  • Cardiologist
  • Interventional Cardiologist

Insurances Accepted

  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Humana
  • Cigna

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 Cardiology Associates 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


Cardiology Associates Details

5 are board certified
1 is 4 star rated by patients
1 went to a top rated school
5 have a fellowship
5 minutes average wait time
2 are rated on
5 are male
2 average overall rating
3 different specialties

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