- Highmark BCBS
- HIP of NY
- Oxford Health
Doctors in Infectious Disease Assoc
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.
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.
Infectious Disease Assoc is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Hackettstown, NJ 07840
- Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, NJ 07740
- Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown, NJ 07960
- Newton Memorial Hospital Newton, NJ 07860
- Saint Clare's Hospital - Boonton Township Boonton, NJ 07005
- St Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ 07039
- St. Clare's Hospital-Denville Denville, NJ 07834
- St. Clare's Hospital-Sussex Sussex, NJ 07461
- St Clare's Hospital-Denville Denville, NJ 07834
- Morristown Medical Center Morristown, NJ 07960
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine
- Temple University School Of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
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.