New River Medical Group

Patient Reviews

4.5
  • 49 patient ratings
  • 17 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of New River Medical Group when asked is excellent. New River Medical Group has been reviewed by 49 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at New River Medical Group as provided by patient reviews is 26 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery

Schools

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Anthem

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • LewisGale Hospital - Pulaski Pulaski, VA
  • Lewis-Gale Medical Center Salem, VA
  • Montgomery Regional Hospital Blacksburg, VA
  • Pulaski Community Hospital Pulaski, VA

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