Doctors Walk In Care
- Legal Medicine |
- Preventive Medicine
- 222 Chestnut Ave Altoona, PA 814-946-8046
Doctors in Doctors Walk In Care
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Doctors Walk In Care when asked is excellent. Doctors Walk In Care has been reviewed by 21 patients. The rating is 4.8 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Doctors Walk In Care as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.
A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.
These doctors will advise patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. Preventive medicine/wellness specialists take into account a patient's nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.
- Legal Medicine
- Preventive Medicine
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
- University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Geisinger Health Plan
- UPMC Health Plan
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
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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
- 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