- 1009 W San Antonio St, Lockhart, TX
- 5.0 average rating
- 1 specialty
- 4 affiliated hospitals
- 9 insurance providers
- 1 award
- 2 schools
- 10 minutes avg wait time
- 1 is board certified
- 2 are rated 4 stars and above
- 2 are rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 1 is female
- 1 specialty
- 9 health insurance companies
- 5.0 average overall rating
1 affiliated award
- BCBS Texas
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
Doctors in Lockhart Family Medicine PLLC
- Dr. Kimberly Wheeler MD Family Medicine Lockhart, TX
- Dr. Barton Romanek MD Family Medicine Lockhart, TX
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.
Lockhart Family Medicine PLLC is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Medina Community Hospital Hondo, TX 78861
- Central Texas Medical Center San Marcos, TX 78666
- St David's Medical Center Austin, TX 78705
- Seton Edgar B Davis Hospital Luling, TX 78648
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Mcmaster University
- The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
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.