Eau Claire Cooperative Health

Doctors in Eau Claire Cooperative Health

Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers Inc Columbia, SC
STERLING SHARP PEDIATRICS CENTER Columbia, SC
STERLING SHARP PEDIATRICS CENTER Columbia, SC
Brookland Community Pediatrics West Columbia, SC
EAU CLAIRE COOPERATIVE HEALTH CENTERS INC Columbia, SC

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Patient Reviews

3.9
  • 34 patient ratings
  • 7 comments

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.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General Practice

Schools

  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • Meharry Medical College

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • First Health
  • Aetna
  • BCBS South Carolina
  • Cigna

Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Patients' Choice Award

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