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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Alabama
  • Multiplan
  • BCBS Blue Card

Doctors in Tuscaloosa Pediatrics

View all physicians that belong to Tuscaloosa Pediatrics.

Ratings & Comments

13 ratings with 3 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Tuscaloosa Pediatrics when asked is excellent. Tuscaloosa Pediatrics has been reviewed by 13 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Tuscaloosa Pediatrics as provided by patient reviews is 24 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Tuscaloosa Pediatrics is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • DCH Regional Medical Center Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
  • Northport Medical Center Northport, AL 35476
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Tuscaloosa Pediatrics is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Tuscaloosa Clinic

    Group Practice

    Tuscaloosa, AL

  • DCH Cancer Treatment Center

    Group Practice

    Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Tuscaloosa Family Practice &

    Group Practice

    Tuscaloosa, AL

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.