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Doctors in Akpan Margaret Md

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    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Washington, DC that specialze in Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hematology and Oncology and Internal Medicine

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Ratings & Comments

38 ratings with 6 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Akpan Margaret Md when asked is excellent. Akpan Margaret Md has been reviewed by 38 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Akpan Margaret Md as provided by patient reviews is 35 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Akpan Margaret Md
1160 Varnum St NE
Washington, DC 20017

Specialties

4 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology

    An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
    Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
    If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Doctors in Akpan Margaret Md

  • Dr. Tristan J Shockley MD

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Washington, DC

    4.5
    (5)
  • Dr. George H Drakes MD

    Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Washington, DC

    4.0
    (12)
  • Dr. Margaret E Akpan MD

    Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine

    Washington, DC

    4.0
    (22)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
  • Howard University College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Akpan Margaret Md. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hematology and Oncology and Internal Medicine near Akpan Margaret Md Washington, DC.

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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