- 2 Professional Park Dr, Johnson City, TN
- 3.8 average rating
- 1 specialty
- 2 affiliated hospitals
- 9 insurance providers
- 2 schools
- 21 minutes avg wait time
- 2 are board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 2 are rated on Vitals.com
- 2 are male
- 1 specialty
- 9 health insurance companies
- 3.8 average overall rating
- First Health
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Tennessee
- BCBS North Carolina
Doctors in Vascular Surgical Associates
- Dr. James Evans MD Vascular Surgery, General Surgery Johnson City, TN
- Dr. Steven Hopkins MD Vascular Surgery, General Surgery Johnson City, TN
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Vascular Surgical Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Johnson City Medical Center Johnson City, TN 37604
- Norton Community Hospital Norton, VA 24273
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College Of Medicine
- West Virginia University School Of Medicine
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.