Lakeland Medical Assoc

Patient Reviews

3.8
  • 66 patient ratings
  • 14 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Lakeland Medical Assoc when asked is excellent. Lakeland Medical Assoc has been reviewed by 66 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Lakeland Medical Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 27 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

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

Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Asthma Care Recognition Program
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • ETMC - Athens Athens, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center Athens Athens, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center-Crockett Crockett, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center-Fairfield Fairfield, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer Gilmer, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center-Jacksonville Jacksonville, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center Quitman Quitman, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital Tyler, TX
  • East Texas Medical Center-Tyler Tyler, TX
  • Henderson Memorial Hospital Henderson, 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