The term provider is generally applied to any person who provides healthcare: doctors, nurses, podiatrists, chiropractors, etc. However, many physicians do not appreciate being labeled providers.
Wayne Reynolds, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursSentara Family Medicine Physicians
Gloucester, VA 23061
- Anthem Healthkeepers (BC/BS)
- CIGNA HealthCare
- MDIPA/MAMSI (UnitedHealthcare)
- Optimum Choice/MAMSI (UnitedHealthcare)
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What is a healthcare provider?
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What kind of training do family doctors have?
Family doctors are physicians who have been trained in the medical specialty of Family Practice. Their training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness in both children and adults, including obstetrics. Many hospitals, however, do not grant obstetrical privileges (delivering babies) to Family Practitioners as they have sufficient Ob-Gyns to deliver that care.
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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