Today, most doctors practice in groups, either large or small. In fact, as of December 2010, more doctors were employed by hospitals than were in private practice.
Elizabeth B. Burgos, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursVanderbilt Health Williamson
2105 Edward Curd
Franklin, TN 37067
- BC/BS of Tennessee
- BlueCare/Volunteer State Health Plan/TN Healthcare Network
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- United Healthcare
- Baptist Hospital
- Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital
- TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center
- Trousdale Medical Center
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Williamson Medical Center
- How can I determine if a doctor is part of a group medical practice?
How can I determine if a doctor will be easy to reach by phone or e-mail?
It is often difficult to reach a doctor for a phone call. They are often busy with other patients and you may end up talking with an office nurse. More and more doctors are responding to patient e-mails. However, doctors do not get compensated for phone calls and e-mails and that is often why they prefer to see you in person. Also, your appearance can tell a good deal about your health status that is not discernable in a phone call or e-mail. Accurate diagnoses are better made in-person than by phone or Internet.
How can I determine if a doctor’s staff will be friendly and helpful?
Not only should a doctor’s staff be friendly and helpful, but they should be professional. That entails accuracy, discretion, politeness, efficiency and other characteristics of a professionally run medical office.
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