Palmer Family Practice

Patient Reviews

3.7
  • 67 patient ratings
  • 18 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Palmer Family Practice when asked is excellent. Palmer Family Practice has been reviewed by 67 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Palmer Family Practice as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Schools

  • Universidade Federal Do Estado Do Rio De Janeiro (Unirio)
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • Fatima Jinnah Medical College For Women
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Amerihealth
  • Geisinger Health Plan

Awards

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Diabetes Recognition Program
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

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