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Quick Facts

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  • Anthem
  • First Health
  • Optima Health
  • Humana
  • Multiplan

Doctors in Southside Kidney Specialists

View all physicians that belong to Southside Kidney Specialists.

Ratings & Comments

9 ratings with 3 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southside Kidney Specialists when asked is excellent. Southside Kidney Specialists has been reviewed by 9 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Southside Kidney Specialists as provided by patient reviews is 5 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • 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.

  • Legal Medicine

    Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
    Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Southside Kidney Specialists is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk, VA 23507
  • John Randolph Medical Center Hopewell, VA 23860
  • Southside Regional Medical Center Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following school

  • Goa Medical College
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Southside Kidney Specialists is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Petersburg, VA.

  • Commonwealth Obgyn PC

    Group Practice

    Petersburg, VA

  • Southside Physicians Network -Petersburg

    Group Practice

    Petersburg, VA

  • Petersburg Clinic Company LLC

    Group Practice

    Petersburg, VA

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.