Avero Diagnostics

Specialties

Specialties

  • Pathology

Schools

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna

Awards

  • Data not available

Hospital Affiliations

  • Covenant Children's Hospital Lubbock, TX
  • Covenant Hospital Plainview Plainview, TX
  • Covenant Medical Center Lubbock, 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