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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • Wellmark
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Cigna

Doctors in Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Spirit Lake, IA that specialze in Family Medicine

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Ratings & Comments

11 ratings with 5 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice when asked is excellent. Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice has been reviewed by 11 patients. The rating is 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice
2700 23rd St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Specialties

1 specialty

  • 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.

Doctors in Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice

  • Dr. Steven C Carlson DO

    Family Medicine

    Spirit Lake, IA

    5.0
    (5)
  • Dr. Steven P Vander Leest DO

    Family Medicine

    Spirit Lake, IA

    5.0
    (2)
  • Dr. Steven L Baskerville MD

    Family Medicine

    Spirit Lake, IA

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Kelli A Roenfanz DO

    Family Medicine

    Spirit Lake, IA

    4.0
    (4)
  • Dr. Michael T Kalkhoff MD

    Family Medicine

    Spirit Lake, IA

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Family Medicine near Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice Spirit Lake, IA.

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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