The Regional Eye Center

Doctors in The Regional Eye Center

Patient Reviews

4.4
  • 34 patient ratings
  • 6 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of The Regional Eye Center when asked is excellent. The Regional Eye Center has been reviewed by 34 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at The Regional Eye Center as provided by patient reviews is 24 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Schools

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Humana

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Norton Community Hospital Norton, VA
  • 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
  • Lee Regional Medical Center Pennington Gap, VA
  • Russell County Medical Center Lebanon, VA
  • Smyth County Comm Hosp Marion, VA
  • Sycamore Shoals Hospital Elizabethton, TN
  • Woodridge Hospital Johnson City, TN
  • Holston Valley Medical Center Kingsport, 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