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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim

Doctors in Cooley Dickinson Practice

View all physicians that belong to Cooley Dickinson Practice.

Ratings & Comments

174 ratings with 50 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Cooley Dickinson Practice when asked is excellent. Cooley Dickinson Practice has been reviewed by 174 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Cooley Dickinson Practice as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

8 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.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.

  • Infectious Disease

    An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
    Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
    Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.

  • 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.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • 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.

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Cooley Dickinson Practice is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital Northampton, MA 01060
  • Fairview Hospital Great Barrington, MA 01230
  • Holyoke Medical Center Holyoke, MA 01040
  • Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA 01199
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc,The Northampton, MA 01060
  • Memorial Hospital North Conway, NH 03860
  • UMassMemorial HealthAlliance Hospital - Leominster Campus Leominster, MA 01453
  • Saratoga Hospital Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • University Health Services Amherst, MA 01002
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center Greenfield, MA 01301
  • Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Ware, MA 01082
  • Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA 01107
  • Maine General - Augusta Augusta, ME 04330
  • Mainegeneral Medical Center Waterville, ME 04901
  • Holyoke Hospital Inc Holyoke, MA 01040
  • Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Leeds, MA 01053
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Cairo
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Cooley Dickinson Practice is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Northampton, MA.

  • Baystate Affiliated Practice Organization

    Group Practice

    Northampton, MA

  • Northampton Wellness Associate

    Group Practice

    Northampton, MA

  • Elm Street Adult Medicine

    Group Practice

    Northampton, 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.