Doctors On Call

Patient Reviews

3.5
  • 13 patient ratings
  • 1 comment

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Doctors On Call when asked is excellent. Doctors On Call has been reviewed by 13 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Doctors On Call as provided by patient reviews is 5 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Schools

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

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