Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Group Health Coop
  • ODS
  • Regence Health Plans
  • Humana

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

Ratings & Comments

3 ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Bellingham Bay Ophthalmology when asked is good. Bellingham Bay Ophthalmology has been reviewed by 3 patients. The rating is 3.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Bellingham Bay Ophthalmology as provided by patient reviews is 36 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Bellingham Bay Ophthalmology is affiliated with the following hospital

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Bellingham Bay Ophthalmology is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Bellingham, WA.

  • Physiatry Associates Inc

    Group Practice

    Bellingham, WA

  • Behavioral Health Services

    Group Practice

    Bellingham, WA

  • Interfaith Family Health Ctr

    Group Practice

    Bellingham, 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

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.