- 719 Cook Dr, Athens, TN
- 4.5 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 2 affiliated hospitals
- 8 insurance providers
- 1 award
- 3 schools
- 23 minutes avg wait time
- 2 are board certified
- 4 are rated 4 stars and above
- 6 are rated on Vitals.com
- 6 are male
- 3 specialties
- 8 health insurance companies
- 4.5 average overall rating
1 affiliated award
- United Healthcare
Doctors in McMinn Surgical Group
- Dr. Michael Sumida MD General Surgery Athens, TN
- Dr. Thomas Layman MD General Surgery Etowah, TN
- Dr. Charles Sharpe MD Internal Medicine Athens, TN
- Dr. Preston Brown MD General Surgery Franklin, TN
- Dr. Wallace Burroughs II MD Family Medicine Athens, TN
- Dr. Christopher Maynard MD Internal Medicine Athens, TN
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
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.
McMinn Surgical Group is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens Athens, TN 37303
- Starr Regional Medical Center-Etowah Etowah, TN 37331
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
- University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
- St Georges University
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.