Meadowbrook Urgent Care
- Emergency Medicine |
- Internal Medicine
- 209 Main Ave S North Bend, WA 425-831-0777
Doctors in Meadowbrook Urgent Care
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Meadowbrook Urgent Care when asked is excellent. Meadowbrook Urgent Care has been reviewed by 8 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Meadowbrook Urgent Care as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
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.
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
- Sanford School Of Medicine The University Of South Dakota
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Regence Health Plans
- BCBS Blue Card
- Patients' Choice Award
- Evergreen Healthcare Kirkland, WA
- Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue, WA
- Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie, WA
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