Blue Ridge Cancer Care
- Radiation Oncology
- 1900 Electric Rd Salem, VA 540-774-8660
Doctors in Blue Ridge Cancer Care
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Blue Ridge Cancer Care when asked is excellent. Blue Ridge Cancer Care has been reviewed by 16 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Blue Ridge Cancer Care as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.
These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.
- Radiation Oncology
- Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Blue Card
- United Healthcare
- Optima Health
- Coventry Health Care
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