Ballantyne Pediatric Associates
- 14215 Balntyn Corp Pl Charlotte, NC 704-384-1950
Doctors in Ballantyne Pediatric Associates
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Ballantyne Pediatric Associates when asked is excellent. Ballantyne Pediatric Associates has been reviewed by 61 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Ballantyne Pediatric Associates as provided by patient reviews is 8 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.
- University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
- Georgetown University School Of Medicine
- University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- First Health
- Coventry Health Care
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- Data not available
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