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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • UPMC Health Plan

Doctors in Latrobe Family Medicine

View all physicians that belong to Latrobe Family Medicine.

Ratings & Comments

40 ratings with 11 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Latrobe Family Medicine when asked is excellent. Latrobe Family Medicine has been reviewed by 40 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Latrobe Family Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 10 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    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.

  • Hospitalist

    Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
    Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
    They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton
  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Erie
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    Latrobe Family Medicine is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Latrobe, PA.

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    Group Practice

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  • Latrobe Mental Health

    Group Practice

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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

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.