Quick Facts

  • Awards

    1 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Accepted Insurance

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

Doctors in Valley Cancer Associates PA

View all physicians that belong to Valley Cancer Associates PA.

Ratings & Comments

17 ratings with 4 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Valley Cancer Associates PA when asked is excellent. Valley Cancer Associates PA has been reviewed by 17 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

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

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Hematology and Oncology

    An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
    Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
    If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctor has gone to the following school

  • Baylor College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Valley Cancer Associates PA is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Harlingen, TX.

  • Texas Oncology Pa Topa

    Group Practice

    Harlingen, TX

  • Harlingen Spine & Neurological Surgery Institute

    Group Practice

    Harlingen, TX

  • Headache And Pain Center

    Group Practice

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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

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.