Primary Care Associates

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Patient Reviews

3.8
  • 120 patient ratings
  • 44 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Primary Care Associates when asked is excellent. Primary Care Associates has been reviewed by 120 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Primary Care Associates as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Sports Medicine

Schools

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Coventry Health Care
  • Anthem
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Aetna
  • Optima Health

Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Lewis-Gale Medical Center Salem, VA
  • Montgomery Regional Hospital Blacksburg, VA
  • Pulaski Community Hospital Pulaski, VA
  • Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Rocky Mount, VA
  • LewisGale Medical Center Salem, VA
  • LewisGale Hospital - Montgomery Blacksburg, VA
  • Raleigh General Hospital Beckley, WV
  • Salem VA Medical Center Salem, VA
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Salem Salem, VA
  • Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital Roanoke, 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