Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • Multiplan
  • Highmark BCBS

Specialties

1 specialty

  • General Practice

    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.

Ratings & Comments

24 ratings with 10 comments

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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Southern Cove Medical Associates is affiliated with the following hospital

  • Nason Hospital Roaring Spring, PA 16673
  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Erie
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Southern Cove Medical Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Hollidaysburg, PA.

  • Blair Medical Associates

    Group Practice

    Hollidaysburg, PA

  • Blair Medical Associates

    Group Practice

    Duncansville, PA

  • Altoona Arthiritis and Osteoporosis Center

    Group Practice

    Duncansville, PA

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.