- 3502 9th St, Lubbock, TX
- 4.1 average rating
- 5 specialties
- 12 affiliated hospitals
- 11 insurance providers
- 7 awards
- 12 schools
- 21 minutes avg wait time
- 12 are board certified
- 17 are rated 4 stars and above
- 25 are rated on Vitals.com
- 18 are male
- 7 are female
- 5 specialties
- 11 health insurance companies
- 4.1 average overall rating
7 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Texas
Doctors by Specialty
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Doctors in Physicians Network Svc
- Dr. Dwight Hood MD Family Medicine Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Sarah Scheel DO Family Medicine Levelland, TX
- Dr. Juan Vuelvas MD Pediatrics Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Brian Leffler MD Family Medicine, Sports Medicine Avon, IN
- Dr. John Smyer MD Internal Medicine Lubbock, TX
- Dr. David Long MD Family Medicine Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Stacy Clinton MD Pediatrics Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Robert Couch MD Pediatrics Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Cheryl Warren MD Family Medicine Salado, 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.
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.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
Physicians Network Svc is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Lake Pointe Medical Center Rowlett, TX 75088
- University Medical Center - Lubbock Lubbock, TX 79415
- University Medical Center Lubbock, TX 79415
- Baptist St Anthony's Health System - Baptist Campus Amarillo, TX 79106
- Grace Medical Center Lubbock, TX 79412
- Hendricks Regional Health Danville, IN 46122
- Houston Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center Houston, TX 77030
- Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center Texas Health Prebyterian Sherman, TX 75092
- Lea Regional Medical Center Hobbs, NM 88240
- Covenant Medical Center Lubbock, TX 79410
- Southwest Regional Medical Complex Lubbock, TX 79401
- Baptist Saint Anthony's Surgical Hospital Amarillo, TX 79106
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
- The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
- University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
- University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
- University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
- Texas A&M Health Science Center College Of Medicine
- Ross University School Of Medicine
- Indiana University School Of Medicine
- University Of The Philippines
- University Of North Texas Health Science Center College Of Osteopathic Medicine
- Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
- University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
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.