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Awards

1 affiliated award

  • Accepted Insurance

  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Aetna Innovation Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem
  • Doctors in Northern Virginia Infectious Disease Specialists Ltd.

  • Dr. Daniel Keim MD Infectious Disease, Pediatrics Fairfax, VA
    4.7 (7)

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Infectious Disease

    An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
    Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
    Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.

Ratings & Comments

7 ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Northern Virginia Infectious Disease Specialists Ltd. when asked is excellent. Northern Virginia Infectious Disease Specialists Ltd. has been reviewed by 7 patients. The rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Northern Virginia Infectious Disease Specialists Ltd. as provided by patient reviews is 36 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

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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.