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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.

  • Awards

    1 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card

Doctors in Acadiana Family Practice Associates

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Ratings & Comments

14 ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Acadiana Family Practice Associates when asked is excellent. Acadiana Family Practice Associates has been reviewed by 14 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Acadiana Family Practice Associates as provided by patient reviews is 8 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

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Acadiana Family Practice Associates

1501 Bethia St
Franklin, LA 70538
(337) 828-3507

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

  • 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 Acadiana Family Practice Associates

  • Dr. Randall E Horton Sr MD

    Family Medicine

    Franklin, LA

    4.2
    (6)
  • Dr. Brent W Allain Sr MD

    Bariatric Medicine

    Franklin, LA

    3.9
    (8)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
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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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