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Quick Facts

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  • Humana
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan

Doctors in Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates

View all physicians that belong to Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates.

Ratings & Comments

84 ratings with 15 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates when asked is excellent. Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates has been reviewed by 84 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

5 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.

  • Interventional Cardiology

    An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Medical Center at Bowling Green Bowling Green, KY 42101
  • Logan Memorial Hospital Russellville, KY 42276
  • Greenview Regional Hospital Bowling Green, KY 42104
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Dow Medical College
  • Osmania University
  • Gandhi Medical College
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Western Kentucky Heart and Lung Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Bowling Green, KY.

  • Inpatient Medicine Associates

    Group Practice

    Bowling Green, KY

  • Associates In Pulmonary Care

    Group Practice

    Bowling Green, KY

  • Southern Ky Nephrology

    Group Practice

    Bowling Green, KY

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.