Obgyn Care Associates Of St Lukes
- Gynecology |
- Obstetrics and Gynecology |
- 682 N Brookside Rd Allentown, PA 610-398-1177
Doctors in Obgyn Care Associates Of St Lukes
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Obgyn Care Associates Of St Lukes when asked is excellent. Obgyn Care Associates Of St Lukes has been reviewed by 6 patients. The rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Obgyn Care Associates Of St Lukes as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Coventry Health Care
- United Healthcare
- Highmark BCBS
- Patients' Choice Award
- St Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus Bethlehem, PA
- Sacred Heart Hospital/Allentown Allentown, PA
- Saint Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus Allentown, PA
- St. Luke's Hospital/Bethlehem Bethlehem, 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
- 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