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Doctors in Baystate Medical Center

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Springfield, MA that specialze in Pain Medicine, Hematology and Oncology and Internal Medicine

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Ratings & Comments

4 ratings with 1 comment

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Baystate Medical Center when asked is good. Baystate Medical Center has been reviewed by 4 patients. The rating is 3.3 out of 5 stars.

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

Location

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3400 Main St
Springfield, MA 01107

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology

    An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
    Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
    If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.

  • 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.

Doctors in Baystate Medical Center

  • Dr. Alfred L Mckee Jr MD

    Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Oncology, Pain Medicine

    Springfield, MA

    3.6
    (5)
  • Dr. Leena T Rahmat MD

    Internal Medicine

    Springfield, MA

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • New York University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Baystate Medical Center. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Pain Medicine, Hematology and Oncology and Internal Medicine near Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA.

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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