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Type 2 Diabetes

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
  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • BCBS North Carolina
  • Humana
  • Cigna

Doctors in Aegis Family Health Center

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of North Wilkesboro, NC that specialze in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease

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Ratings & Comments

18 ratings with 5 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Aegis Family Health Center when asked is excellent. Aegis Family Health Center has been reviewed by 18 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Aegis Family Health Center as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Aegis Family Health Center
1916 W Park Dr
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • 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.

Doctors in Aegis Family Health Center

  • Dr. Sherri L Williams DO

    Internal Medicine

    North Wilkesboro, NC

    5.0
    (4)
  • Dr. Dariel L Rathmell MD

    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine

    North Wilkesboro, NC

    4.0
    (8)
  • Dr. Julian M Thomas MD

    Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

    North Wilkesboro, NC

    3.0
    (3)
  • Dr. William L Watkins MD

    Internal Medicine

    North Wilkesboro, NC

    2.4
    (3)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Howard University College Of Medicine
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • West Virginia University School Of Medicine
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Aegis Family Health Center. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease near Aegis Family Health Center North Wilkesboro, NC.

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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