East TN Urgent Care

Patient Reviews

3.4
  • 36 patient ratings
  • 13 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of East TN Urgent Care when asked is good. East TN Urgent Care has been reviewed by 36 patients. The rating is 3.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at East TN Urgent Care as provided by patient reviews is 31 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Schools

  • East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College Of Medicine
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare

Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Blount Memorial Hospital Maryville, TN
  • Physician's Regional Medical Center Knoxville, TN
  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Knoxville, TN

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