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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
  • Regional Top Doctors Regional Top Doctors
  • Accepted Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem
  • First Health
  • Aetna

Doctors in Plastic Hand

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Ratings & Comments

66 ratings with 28 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Plastic Hand when asked is excellent. Plastic Hand has been reviewed by 66 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Plastic Hand as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Plastic Surgery

    A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
    Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
    The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.

  • 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Plastic Hand is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Portland, ME 04102
  • Maine Medical Center - Brighton Campus Portland, ME 04102
  • Maine Medical Center Portland, ME 04102
  • Mercy Hospital Portland, ME 04101
  • Mercy Westbrook Hospital Westbrook, ME 04092
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin

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.