Fayette Medical Associates
- Emergency Medicine |
- Family Medicine
- 25 Main St Smithfield, PA 724-569-1420
Doctors in Fayette Medical Associates
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Fayette Medical Associates when asked is excellent. Fayette Medical Associates has been reviewed by 14 patients. The rating is 4.8 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Fayette Medical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- Geisinger Health Plan
- UPMC Health Plan
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- 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