Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

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

  • Cigna
  • Amerihealth
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • BCBS Blue Card

Doctors in Good Shepherd Physician Group

View all physicians that belong to Good Shepherd Physician Group.

Ratings & Comments

52 ratings with 25 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Good Shepherd Physician Group when asked is excellent. Good Shepherd Physician Group has been reviewed by 52 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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

Specialties

2 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
    These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
    Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
    These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Good Shepherd Physician Group is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Allentown, PA.

  • GSRH Physician Grp.

    Group Practice

    Allentown, PA

  • Sacred Heart Pediatrics

    Group Practice

    Allentown, PA

  • Sacred Heart Pediatric Adolescent Services

    Group Practice

    Allentown, 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.