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Doctors in Birmingham Pulmonary Group PC

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2660 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205

Doctors in Birmingham Pulmonary Group PC

  • Dr. James H Strickland Jr MD

    Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

    Birmingham, AL

    4.9
    (7)
  • Dr. William C Hays III MD

    Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

    Birmingham, AL

    4.5
    (13)
  • Dr. Patricia E Patterson MD

    Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

    Birmingham, AL

    4.4
    (8)
  • Dr. Jeffrey J Garner MD

    Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

    Birmingham, AL

    4.0
    (2)
  • Dr. Jay T Heidecker MD

    Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

    Birmingham, AL

    3.9
    (11)
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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.

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