Multicare Gig Harbor Medical
- Internal Medicine |
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine |
- Pediatrics |
- Family Medicine
- 4545 Point Fosdick Dr NW Gig Harbor, WA 253-530-8260
Doctors in Multicare Gig Harbor Medical
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Multicare Gig Harbor Medical when asked is excellent. Multicare Gig Harbor Medical has been reviewed by 34 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Multicare Gig Harbor Medical as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
If your child ever becomes unstable and you rush to the hospital, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist will work to quickly diagnose the condition, start treatment and then continue to monitor symptoms until he/she is stable again. They are pediatricians specifically trained to handle medical emergencies and make quick decisions to treat infants and children.
They have experience treating allergic reactions, poisonings, trauma injuries from accidents and complications that arise from any chronic illnesses, congenital conditions, asthma or diabetes. They can also diagnose the source of severe symptoms like fever, seizures and trouble breathing to get parents more answers.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Internal Medicine
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
- University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Regence Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Data not available
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