Quick Facts

  • Awards

    4 Awards

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

  • Capital Blue Cross
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Amerihealth
  • IBC

Doctors in Rheumatic Disease Assoc Ltd

View all physicians that belong to Rheumatic Disease Assoc Ltd.

Ratings & Comments

33 ratings with 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Rheumatic Disease Assoc Ltd when asked is excellent. Rheumatic Disease Assoc Ltd has been reviewed by 33 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Rheumatic Disease Assoc Ltd as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

2 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.

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Rheumatic Disease Assoc Ltd is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Huntingdon Valley, PA.

  • Urology Health Specialists

    Group Practice

    Huntingdon Valley, PA

  • Orthopedic Surgery & Rehab.

    Group Practice

    Huntingdon Valley, PA

  • DR. Brian Carnavil Do PC

    Group Practice

    Huntingdon Valley, 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.