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Doctors in Main St. Family Practice

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Ratings & Comments

22 ratings with 11 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Main St. Family Practice when asked is good. Main St. Family Practice has been reviewed by 22 patients. The rating is 2.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Main St. Family Practice as provided by patient reviews is 40 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Main St. Family Practice is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Hallmark Health System/Lawrence Memorial Hospital Of Medford Medford, MA 02155
  • HALLMARK HEALTH SYSTEM/Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Melrose, MA 02176
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Main St. Family Practice is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Melrose, MA.

  • Brewer-Nystuen Pedi Associates

    Group Practice

    Melrose, MA

  • North Suburban Eye Associates

    Group Practice

    Melrose, MA

  • Dutton Family Care Associates

    Group Practice

    Melrose, 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.