Quick Facts

  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Aetna

Doctors in Laureldale Family Medicine

View all physicians that belong to Laureldale Family Medicine.

Ratings & Comments

75 ratings with 13 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Laureldale Family Medicine when asked is excellent. Laureldale Family Medicine has been reviewed by 75 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Laureldale Family Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Addiction Medicine

    An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
    These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Laureldale Family Medicine is affiliated with the following hospital

  • St Joseph Medical Center Reading, PA 19605
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Universidad Central Del Caribe
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Laureldale Family Medicine is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Reading, PA.

  • Reading Crest Medical Associates/TRHMG

    Group Practice

    Reading, PA

  • J M Winston Radiology Assoc

    Group Practice

    Reading, PA

  • Neurologic Medicine

    Group Practice

    Reading, 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.