Primary Health Network
- Internal Medicine |
- Obstetrics and Gynecology |
- Pediatrics |
- Family Medicine |
- Pulmonary Disease
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Doctors in Primary Health Network
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Primary Health Network when asked is excellent. Primary Health Network has been reviewed by 70 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Primary Health Network as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Family Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Ohio State University College Of Medicine
- Drexel University College Of Medicine
- Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
- Duke University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- First Health
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Sharon Regional Hospital Sharon, PA
- Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
- Edgewood Surgical Hospital Transfer, PA
- Ellwood City Hospital Ellwood City, PA
- Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
- Sharon Regional Health Systems Sharon, PA
- UPMC Horizon Greenville, PA
- UPMC Horizon - Shenago Valley Campus Farrell, PA
- UPMC Passavant Cranberry Cranberry Twp, PA
- UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC South Side Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Horizo-Shenango Valley Farrell, PA
- Summa - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital Cuyahoga Falls, OH
- Jameson Hospital North Campus New Castle, 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