UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines


Family Practitioners, Internists

  • 23213 Pacific Hwy S Kent, WA 98032-2721 (206) 870-8880

Doctors in UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines

Highlights
  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
  • Holds faculty appointment
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Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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Highlights
  • 4 star hospital
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UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 6 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines when asked is excellent. UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines has been reviewed by 6 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines Summary

Awards

  • NCQA Physician Practice Connections - Patient Centered Medical Home
  • NCQA Diabetes Physician Recognition Program

Medical Schools Attended

  • Louisiana State University at Shreveport
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliations

  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Rush Copley Memorial Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog
  • Chinese

Specialist

  • Family Practitioner
  • Internist

Insurances Accepted

  • Regence
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Cigna
  • ODS Health Plans
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Premera

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 UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines 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

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UW Physicians Kent/Des Moines Details

5 are board certified
1 went to a top rated school
16 minutes average wait time
3 are rated on Vitals.com
2 are male
3 are female
3.69 average overall rating