Quick Facts

  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Humana
  • BCBS Georgia
  • BCBS Tennessee
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Aetna

Doctors in Chattanooga Internal Medicine

View all physicians that belong to Chattanooga Internal Medicine.

Ratings & Comments

78 ratings with 19 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Chattanooga Internal Medicine when asked is excellent. Chattanooga Internal Medicine has been reviewed by 78 patients. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Chattanooga Internal Medicine as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 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.

  • 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.

  • Hospitalist

    Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
    Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
    They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
  • Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine
  • University Of Pretoria
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
  • East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College Of Medicine
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Chattanooga Internal Medicine is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Chattanooga, TN.

  • Orthopedic Institute of Chattanooga

    Group Practice

    Chattanooga, TN

  • Infectious Disease Physicians of Chattanooga

    Group Practice

    Chattanooga, TN

  • Memorial Health Partners Foundation

    Group Practice

    Chattanooga, TN

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.