Avera Cancer Institute

Patient Reviews

4.5
  • 36 patient ratings
  • 10 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Avera Cancer Institute when asked is excellent. Avera Cancer Institute has been reviewed by 36 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Avera Cancer Institute as provided by patient reviews is 8 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology

Schools

  • University Of The Philippines Manila
  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Coventry Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Preferred One
  • HealthPartners - MN

Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Hospital-Unity Minneapolis, MN
  • Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Sioux Falls, SD
  • Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota Llc Sioux Falls, SD
  • Avera Mckennan Hospital & University Health Center Sioux Falls, SD
  • Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Yankton, SD
  • Children's Care Hospital & School Sioux Falls, SD
  • Flandreau Medical Center/Avera Health Flandreau, SD
  • Hegg Memorial Health Center Rock Valley, IA
  • Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital - CAH Scotland, SD
  • Spencer Hospital Spencer, IA

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