Dorchester Medical Associates

Doctors in Dorchester Medical Associates

Patient Reviews

4.6
  • 131 patient ratings
  • 31 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Dorchester Medical Associates when asked is excellent. Dorchester Medical Associates has been reviewed by 131 patients. The rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Dorchester Medical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Humana

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

Hospital Affiliations

  • Trident Medical Center Charleston, SC
  • Summerville Medical Center Summerville, SC
  • St Francis Downtown Greenville, SC
  • Roper Hospital Charleston, SC
  • Summerville Medical Center Summerville, SC
  • Trident Health System Charleston, SC

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