Pediatric Associates Of Montgomery Count
- Pediatrics |
- Adolescent Medicine
- 12520 Prosperity Dr Silver Spring, MD 301-622-5666
Doctors in Pediatric Associates Of Montgomery Count
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pediatric Associates Of Montgomery Count when asked is excellent. Pediatric Associates Of Montgomery Count has been reviewed by 38 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Pediatric Associates Of Montgomery Count as provided by patient reviews is 17 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.
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.
- Adolescent Medicine
- Sanford School Of Medicine The University Of South Dakota
- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
- University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
- Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- CareFirst BCBS
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Regional Top Doctors
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring, MD
- Shady Grove Adventist Hosp Rockville, MD
- Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
- Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park, MD
- MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Olney, MD
- Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Rockville, MD
- Suburban Hospital Bethesda, MD
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