Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

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

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    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.

Ratings & Comments

66 ratings with 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Lakeland Medical Assoc is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • ETMC - Athens Athens, TX 75751
  • East Texas Medical Center Athens Athens, TX 75751
  • East Texas Medical Center-Crockett Crockett, TX 75835
  • East Texas Medical Center-Fairfield Fairfield, TX 75840
  • East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer Gilmer, TX 75644
  • East Texas Medical Center-Jacksonville Jacksonville, TX 75766
  • East Texas Medical Center Quitman Quitman, TX 75783
  • East Texas Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital Tyler, TX 75701
  • East Texas Medical Center-Tyler Tyler, TX 75701
  • Henderson Memorial Hospital Henderson, TX 75652
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following 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
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Lakeland Medical Assoc is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Athens, TX.

  • Cardiovascular Assoc-E Texas

    Group Practice

    Athens, TX

  • Athens Hematology & Oncology

    Group Practice

    Athens, TX

  • Med Arts Clinic

    Group Practice

    Athens, 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

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.