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.
Jill M Wallner, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursPinnacle Health Center
58 W 1st
Crossville, TN 38555
- monday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Humana Health Plan
- 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.
Why do I need a doctor if I am healthy?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredPeople who have doctors live longer, and they live better. If you don't have a doctor, it's like going into dock with a big ship without a captain on board. You end up smacking into the wall of the dock, and you cause more problems that you can't fix down the road.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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