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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • 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
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Highmark BCBS
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • IBC

Doctors in Altoona Family Physicians

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Ratings & Comments

88 ratings with 11 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Altoona Family Physicians when asked is excellent. Altoona Family Physicians has been reviewed by 88 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Altoona Family Physicians as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

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Altoona Family Physicians

501 Howard Ave
Altoona, PA 16601

Specialties

6 specialties

  • Emergency Medicine

    An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
    Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.

  • Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
    Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Doctors in Altoona Family Physicians

  • Dr. Amy E Swindell DO

    Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Altoona, PA

    5.0
    (5)
  • Dr. Noah G Schmuckler MD

    Family Medicine

    Altoona, PA

    5.0
    (4)
  • Dr. Donald M Beckstead MD

    Family Medicine

    Altoona, PA

    5.0
    (3)
  • Dr. David Moaddel MD

    Family Medicine

    New Brunswick, NJ

    5.0
    (3)
  • Dr. Kanwarpal Multani DO

    Family Medicine

    Altoona, PA

    5.0
    (2)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Edward Via Virginia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Dental Medicine
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
  • Touro University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Erie
  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Temple University School Of Medicine
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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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