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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Premera
  • Cigna
  • ODS
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Group Health Coop

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Emergency Medicine

    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.

Ratings & Comments

52 ratings with 20 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Associated Family Physicians A Columbia Clinic when asked is excellent. Associated Family Physicians A Columbia Clinic has been reviewed by 52 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Associated Family Physicians A Columbia Clinic as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Associated Family Physicians A Columbia Clinic is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Deaconess Hospital Spokane, WA 99204
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Spokane, WA 99204
  • Valley Hospital Spokane Valley, WA 99216
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
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    Associated Family Physicians A Columbia Clinic is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Spokane Valley, WA.

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  • Valley Hos Urgent Care

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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

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.