Valley Occupational Medicine
- Occupational Medicine |
- Family Medicine
- 512 McDowell Ave NE Roanoke, VA 540-362-9620
Doctors in Valley Occupational Medicine
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Valley Occupational Medicine when asked is excellent. Valley Occupational Medicine has been reviewed by 2 patients. The rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Valley Occupational Medicine as provided by patient reviews is unknown . By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
You might work with an occupational therapist when you’re injured or if you have a disability. They rehabilitate and assist patients with every day activities, such as eating, getting dressed, working and attending social events. This includes self-care, leisure and work-related activities that lead to increased independence and development. Their goal is to empower people to still live the life they want despite any physical, developmental, social and/or emotional issues they might face.
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.
- Occupational Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
- University Of The East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- Data not available
- Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Rocky Mount, 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