Northern Virginia Center For Arthritis

Doctors in Northern Virginia Center For Arthritis

Patient Reviews

3.5
  • 210 patient ratings
  • 97 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Northern Virginia Center For Arthritis when asked is excellent. Northern Virginia Center For Arthritis has been reviewed by 210 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Northern Virginia Center For Arthritis as provided by patient reviews is 27 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Schools

  • New York Medical College
  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Aetna Innovation Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem

Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - State
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

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