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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
  • Accepted Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Cigna

Doctors in South Hills Pulmonary Associates Inc

View all physicians that belong to South Hills Pulmonary Associates Inc.

Ratings & Comments

89 ratings with 24 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of South Hills Pulmonary Associates Inc when asked is excellent. South Hills Pulmonary Associates Inc has been reviewed by 89 patients. The rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at South Hills Pulmonary Associates Inc as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

5 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.

  • Cardiovascular 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.

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • West Virginia University School Of Medicine
  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
  • Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    South Hills Pulmonary Associates Inc is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Pittsburgh, PA.

  • South Hills Cardiology Associates

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  • SW PA Neurology Associates Ltd

    Group Practice

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Teredesai Mc Cann & Associates

    Group Practice

    Pittsburgh, PA

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.