- 701 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA
- 4.3 average rating
- 1 specialty
- 5 affiliated hospitals
- 13 insurance providers
- 6 awards
- 2 schools
- 20 minutes avg wait time
- 5 are board certified
- 4 are rated 4 stars and above
- 5 are rated on Vitals.com
- 4 are male
- 1 specialty
- 13 health insurance companies
- 4.3 average overall rating
6 affiliated awards
- BCBS Blue Card
- United Healthcare
- Capital Blue Cross
Doctors in Family First Medical Associates
- Spencer Phillips MD Family Medicine Lancaster, PA
- Dr. Christopher Fox MD Family Medicine Lancaster, PA
- Dr. Kevin Poole MD Family Medicine Camp Hill, PA
- Dr. Michael Shirk MD Family Medicine Lancaster, PA
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Family First Medical Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 17033
- Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster, PA 17602
- Lancaster General, Women & Babies Hosp. Lancaster, PA 17601
- Lancaster Regional Medical Center Lancaster, PA 17603
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA 19107
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Temple University School Of Medicine
- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
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.