Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthLink
  • Aetna
  • Coventry Health Care

Doctors in Optima Medical Associates

View all physicians that belong to Optima Medical Associates.

Ratings & Comments

179 ratings with 37 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Optima Medical Associates when asked is excellent. Optima Medical Associates has been reviewed by 179 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Optima Medical Associates as provided by patient reviews is 29 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    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.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Optima Medical Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Presence St Joseph Medical Center Joliet, IL 60435
  • Silver Cross Hospital New Lenox, IL 60451
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Optima Medical Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Joliet, IL.

  • Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

    Group Practice

    Joliet, IL

  • Pcp Of Essington Group

    Group Practice

    Joliet, IL

  • Hinsdale Orthopedic

    Group Practice

    Joliet, IL

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.