Eau Claire Cooperative Health
- Pediatrics |
- Obstetrics and Gynecology |
- General Practice
- 1228 Harden St Columbia, SC 803-774-0540
Doctors in Eau Claire Cooperative Health
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Eau Claire Cooperative Health when asked is excellent. Eau Claire Cooperative Health has been reviewed by 34 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Eau Claire Cooperative Health as provided by patient reviews is 24 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
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 general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- General Practice
- Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
- University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
- Meharry Medical College
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- First Health
- BCBS South Carolina
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Patients' Choice Award
- Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital Columbia, SC
- Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, SC
- South Carolina State Hospital Columbia, SC
- Providence Hospital Northeast Columbia, SC
- Texas Children's Pavilion for Women Houston, TX
- UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital Gainesville, FL
- Cannon Memorial Hospital Pickens, 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