Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthLink
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cigna

Specialties

1 specialty

  • 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.

Ratings & Comments

42 ratings with 8 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southwest Pediatrics when asked is excellent. Southwest Pediatrics has been reviewed by 42 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Southwest Pediatrics as provided by patient reviews is 11 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Southwest Pediatrics is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63104
  • St Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63128
  • St Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63131
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO 65109
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • Missouri Baptist Hospital Sullivan Sullivan, MO 63080
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63131
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63104
  • SSM Rehabilitation Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63117
  • SSM St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville Wentzville, MO 63385
  • Ssm St Joseph Hospital Of Kirkwood Saint Louis, MO 63122
  • St Anthonys Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63128
  • St. John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • St Lukes Hospital Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Southwest Pediatrics is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Saint Louis, MO.

  • Eye Physicians Of St Louis

    Group Practice

    Saint Louis, MO

  • Cardiology & Critical Care

    Group Practice

    Saint Louis, MO

  • Senior Health Center

    Group Practice

    Saint Louis, MO

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.