Southern Cove Medical Associates
- General Practice
- 1890 N Juniata St Hollidaysburg, PA 814-693-7822
Doctors in Southern Cove Medical Associates
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southern Cove Medical Associates when asked is excellent. Southern Cove Medical Associates has been reviewed by 24 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Southern Cove Medical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 27 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
- General Practice
- Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Erie
Health Insurance Accepted
- UPMC Health Plan
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Highmark BCBS
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
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