Winchester Pulmonary And Internal Medicine Associates Pc
- Internal Medicine |
- Pulmonary Disease
- 1400 Amherst St Winchester, VA 540-662-4263
Doctors in Winchester Pulmonary And Internal Medicine Associates Pc
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Winchester Pulmonary And Internal Medicine Associates Pc when asked is excellent. Winchester Pulmonary And Internal Medicine Associates Pc has been reviewed by 81 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Winchester Pulmonary And Internal Medicine Associates Pc as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Internal Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
- West Virginia University School Of Medicine
- University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
- Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
- University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Health Insurance Accepted
- Highmark BCBS
- CareFirst BCBS
- BCBS Blue Card
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Top 10 Doctor - State
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