South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc

Doctors in South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc

Patient Reviews

3.8
  • 30 patient ratings
  • 7 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc when asked is excellent. South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc has been reviewed by 30 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at South Texas Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Schools

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Texas
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • First Health
  • Multiplan

Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Nix Specialty Health Center San Antonio, TX
  • Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hosp Nw San Antonio, TX
  • Methodist Hospital San Antonio, TX
  • Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital San Antonio, TX
  • Methodist Stone Oak Hospital San Antonio, TX
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital San Antonio, TX
  • Nix Health Care System San Antonio, TX
  • Northeast Methodist Hospital Live Oak, TX
  • Texas Heart Hospital San Antonio, TX
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital San Antonio, TX
  • Northeast Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX
  • St Luke's Baptist Hospital San Antonio, TX

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