Brazos Pulmonary and Sleep Associates Pa Brazos Pulmonary an
- Sleep Medicine |
- Pulmonary Disease
- 2911 Herring Ave Waco, TX 254-756-5600
Doctors in Brazos Pulmonary and Sleep Associates Pa Brazos Pulmonary an
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Brazos Pulmonary and Sleep Associates Pa Brazos Pulmonary an when asked is excellent. Brazos Pulmonary and Sleep Associates Pa Brazos Pulmonary an has been reviewed by 12 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Brazos Pulmonary and Sleep Associates Pa Brazos Pulmonary an as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Sleep Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- New York University School Of Medicine
- University Of North Texas Health Science Center College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Texas
- BCBS Blue Card
- Data not available
- Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler Tyler, 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