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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.

  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice
  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Oxford Health
  • Humana
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare

Doctors in Family Health Services

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Brooklyn, NY that specialze in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease

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Ratings & Comments

9 ratings with 2 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Family Health Services when asked is excellent. Family Health Services has been reviewed by 9 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Family Health Services as provided by patient reviews is 59 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

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840 Lefferts Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Specialties

3 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Doctors in Family Health Services

  • Dr. Marcia M Edmond-Bucknor MD

    Family Medicine

    Brooklyn, NY

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Joseph H Quist MD

    Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine

    Brooklyn, NY

    4.0
    (8)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Family Health Services. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease near Family Health Services Brooklyn, NY.

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.

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