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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • CommunityCare
  • Multiplan
  • First Health

Doctors in First Care Family Doctors

View all physicians that belong to First Care Family Doctors.

Ratings & Comments

221 ratings with 54 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of First Care Family Doctors when asked is excellent. First Care Family Doctors has been reviewed by 221 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at First Care Family Doctors as provided by patient reviews is 26 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

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.

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    First Care Family Doctors is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Washington Regional Medical Center Fayetteville, AR 72703
  • Washington Regional Medical Center Fayetteville, AR 72703
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
  • Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University

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.