Quick Facts

  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • PriorityHealth
  • Spectrum Health
  • United Healthcare

Doctors in Internal Medicine of West Mi

View all physicians that belong to Internal Medicine of West Mi.

Ratings & Comments

79 ratings with 22 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Internal Medicine of West Mi when asked is excellent. Internal Medicine of West Mi has been reviewed by 79 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Internal Medicine of West Mi as provided by patient reviews is 9 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 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.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Internal Medicine of West Mi is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Spectrum Health Kelsey Memorial Health Center Lakeview, MI 48850
  • Spectrum Health Medical Center Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Spectrum Health United Hospital Greenville, MI 48838
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Internal Medicine of West Mi is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Infusion Associates

    Group Practice

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Visiting Physicians Association

    Group Practice

    Grand Rapids, MI

  • Vitreo Retinal Associates PC

    Group Practice

    Grand Rapids, MI

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.