Tidewater Family Practice

Doctors in Tidewater Family Practice

Atlantic Coast Family Medicine Virginia Beach, VA
Atlantic Coast Family Medicine Virginia Beach, VA
Holland Road Family Medicine Virginia Beach, VA

Patient Reviews

4.1
  • 55 patient ratings
  • 11 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Tidewater Family Practice when asked is excellent. Tidewater Family Practice has been reviewed by 55 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Tidewater Family Practice as provided by patient reviews is 22 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Schools

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Humana
  • Aetna
  • Optima Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Diabetes Care Recognition Program
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Diabetes Recognition Program
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

Hospital Affiliations

  • Sentara Bayside Hospital Virginia Beach, VA
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Virginia Beach, 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