East Tennessee Heart Consultants

Patient Reviews

4.1
  • 324 patient ratings
  • 84 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of East Tennessee Heart Consultants when asked is excellent. East Tennessee Heart Consultants has been reviewed by 324 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at East Tennessee Heart Consultants as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Anesthesiology

Schools

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • First Health
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Regional Top Doctors

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