Some physician offices do have the capacity to do lab tests. Large medical groups, especially, may have a fully equipped and staffed clinical lab. Most physicians, however, will send their clinical lab work to outside labs that are typically better equipped, better staffed, fully accredited and independent of the physician’s control. There has always been some question about the quality of physician “in-office” labs.
Mark Risi, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursRednor-Risi Family Practice
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
- AmeriHealth HMO
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Horizon HMO (BC/BS of NJ)
- Oxford Health Plans
- WellChoice of New Jersey
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton
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What kind of training do primary care providers have?
Primary care physicians are trained to diagnose and treat the initial stages of disease for adult patients. They also should be trained in prevention and wellness. Pediatricians provide primary care for children. In addition, many women use Obstetrician-Gynecologists for primary care and many Ob-Gyns have given up practicing obstetrics and only practice gynecology and serve as Primary Care physicians for women. Despite this, the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology states the training programs for that specialty are not designed to train Primary Care physicians.
How can I find a good general practioner where I live?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredBrowse the internet to find a good general practitioner or any doctor. Check out credentials and board certification. Check with the nearby hospital for the chief of staff for the specialty you desire. Always seek 2 if not 3 consultations and bring a check list of questions with you during your visit.
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