Summit Medical Group
- Internal Medicine |
- Family Medicine |
- Pulmonary Disease |
- Hospitalist |
- 1120 E Weisgarber Rd Knoxville, TN 865-909-0090
Doctors in Summit Medical Group
Additional Doctors at Summit Medical Group
- Dr. Shannon Byrd
- Dr. Gabriel Ojeda
- Dr. David Buckner
- Dr. Michael Collier
- Dr. John Cooper
- Dr. Carabeth Russell
- Dr. John Showalter
- Dr. Ketan Hira
- Dr. James Burns Jr
- Dr. Michael Passarello
- Dr. Antonio Ramos
- Dr. David Durbin
- Dr. Jesse Doers
- Dr. Richard Rose III
- Dr. James Pharaoh
- Dr. William Webb
- Dr. Cassandra Gibbs
- Dr. James Ferguson Jr
- Dr. Edward Good
- Dr. Allen Smith
- Dr. Kimberly Russell
- Dr. Punam Bhandari
- Dr. Kenny Sizemore
- Dr. John Swisher
- Dr. Richard Gallian
- Dr. Zakir Halai
- Dr. Joanna King
- Dr. John Morrison III
- Dr. Jimmy Hawkins
- Dr. Phillip Nichols II
- Dr. Oliver Archibald
- Dr. Nathan Gray
- Dr. Anissa Slifer
- Dr. Gregg Kesterson
- Dr. Dragos Munteanu
- Dr. Larry Brakebill
- Dr. Thomas Jernigan
- Dr. Thomas Littlefield
- Dr. Christopher Cox
- Dr. Carl Orthoefer
- Dr. Scott Dryzer
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Summit Medical Group when asked is excellent. Summit Medical Group has been reviewed by 678 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Summit Medical Group as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
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 sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Internal Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
- East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College Of Medicine
- University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
- Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- BCBS Blue Card
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Patients' Choice Award
- Diabetes Recognition Program
- Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
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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