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.
Timothy S. Peace, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursTimothy S Peace Nd
7600 N 15th
Phoenix, AZ 85020
- BC/BS of Arizona-HMO Arizona
- Health Net
- Humana Health Plan
- PacifiCare/Secure Horizons
- United Healthcare
- Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
- John C Lincoln Hospital Deer Valley
- How can I find out if lab tests are performed at a doctor’s office?
How can I determine if other doctors will be on call with my doctor?
Doctors in solo practice cannot be on call 24/7/365 so, typically, they will have an arrangement with other doctors to “cover” for their patients when they are not available. Most doctors practice in large or small groups these days so, of course, they cover for each other.
Is a doctor board certified in a specific field of medicine?
It is important to select a doctor who is board certified in the specialty they practice. Board certification does not assure you the doctor is excellent, but it does assure you he/she has had appropriate training by having completed at an approved residency of at least three years and passed an exam.
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