Descanso Pediatric Medical Grp
- 1346 Foothill Blvd La Canada Flintridge, CA 818-790-5583
Doctors in Descanso Pediatric Medical Grp
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Descanso Pediatric Medical Grp when asked is excellent. Descanso Pediatric Medical Grp has been reviewed by 4 patients. The rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Descanso Pediatric Medical Grp as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
- Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
- Drexel University College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Blue Shield California
- Health Net
- United Healthcare
- UHC West
- Data not available
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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
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing