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Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Encore Health Network
  • Aetna
  • Sagamore Health
  • Cigna
  • PriorityHealth

Doctors in South Bend Medical Foundation

View all physicians that belong to South Bend Medical Foundation.

Ratings & Comments

7 ratings with 2 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of South Bend Medical Foundation when asked is excellent. South Bend Medical Foundation has been reviewed by 7 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at South Bend Medical Foundation as provided by patient reviews is 5 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Pathology

    A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
    Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
    In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

  • Clinical Pathology

    If you’ve ever provided a urine or blood sample, you’ve worked with a clinical pathologist — you probably just didn’t know it. They work behind the scenes in laboratories to examine bodily fluid specimens and detect substances or diseases. This means they're required to have a comprehensive knowledge of disease and what it looks like under a microscope.
    They provide test results to your doctor, who then makes an informed decision about your diagnosis and the best treatment options for you. Without the work of clinical pathologists, doctors technically wouldn’t be able to diagnose patients as accurately as we can today. It's also worth noting that clinical pathologists are different from anatomical pathologists, who analyze tissue taken from a biopsy or entire infected areas as well as whole body parts.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    South Bend Medical Foundation is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend South Bend, IN 46601
  • Elkhart General Hospital Elkhart, IN 46514
  • Community Hospital Watervliet, MI 49098
  • Community Hospital Munster, IN 46321
  • Elkhart General Hospital Elkhart, IN 46514
  • Lakeland Regional Health System - Niles Niles, MI 49120
  • Lakeland Regional Health System - St Joseph Saint Joseph, MI 49085
  • Lakeland Specialty Hospital at Berrien Center Berrien Center, MI 49102
  • Memorial Hospital Of South Bend South Bend, IN 46601
  • Saint Joseph'S Regional Medical Center Plymouth, IN 46563
  • St Joseph Community Hospital Mishawaka, IN 46544
  • Lakeland Hospital - Niles Niles, MI 49120
  • Pulaski Memorial Hospital Winamac, IN 46996
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
  • Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon
  • University Of Nigeria
  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
  • Seoul National University
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    South Bend Medical Foundation is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near South Bend, IN.

  • Houser Norborg Macgregor Medical Corp Group

    Group Practice

    South Bend, IN

  • Houser-Norborg-Mac Gregor Corp

    Group Practice

    South Bend, IN

  • Asthma Allergy Care Centers

    Group Practice

    South Bend, IN

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.