Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates

Doctors in Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates

Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport Kingsport, TN
SW Center for Othopaedics & Sports Medicine McComb, MS
Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport Kingsport, TN
Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport Kingsport, TN
Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport Kingsport, TN
Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport Kingsport, TN
Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport Kingsport, TN

Patient Reviews

3.9
  • 104 patient ratings
  • 21 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates when asked is excellent. Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates has been reviewed by 104 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

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

Specialties

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine

Schools

  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
  • Harvard Medical School

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • First Health
  • BCBS Tennessee
  • Humana
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Cigna

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Holston Valley Medical Center Kingsport, TN
  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Gulfport, MS
  • Holston Valley Medical Center Kingsport, TN
  • Indian Path Medical Center Kingsport, TN
  • Johnson City Medical Ctr Johnson City, TN
  • Johnson City Specialty Hospital Johnson City, TN
  • Johnson County Community Hospital Mountain City, TN
  • Johnston Memorial Hospital Abingdon, VA
  • Russell County Medical Center Lebanon, VA
  • Smyth County Comm Hosp Marion, VA
  • Sycamore Shoals Hospital Elizabethton, TN
  • Woodridge Hospital Johnson City, 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