- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- BCBS Illinois
- BCBS Michigan
- BCBS Blue Card
Doctors in Mercy General Physicians Network
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.
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.
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
Mercy General Physicians Network is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Mercy Health Muskegon Mercy Campus Muskegon, MI 49444
- Mercy Health Muskegon Hackley Campus Muskegon, MI 49442
- Mercy Health Partners- General Campus Muskegon, MI 49444
- Mercy Health Partners - Hackley Campus Muskegon, MI 49442
- Mercy Health Partners, Lakeshore Campus Shelby, MI 49455
- Mercy Health Partners-Mercy Campus Muskegon, MI 49444
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Wayne State University School Of Medicine
- Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
- Des Moines University
- Ohio State University College Of Medicine
- University Of Michigan Medical School
- University Of California At San Francisco School Of Dentistry
- Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
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.