Childrens Oakland Medical Building
- Pediatrics |
- Medical Oncology
- 3420 5th Ave Pittsburgh, PA 412-692-6000
Doctors in Childrens Oakland Medical Building
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Childrens Oakland Medical Building when asked is excellent. Childrens Oakland Medical Building has been reviewed by 31 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Childrens Oakland Medical Building as provided by patient reviews is 18 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.
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Medical Oncology
- Madras Medical College
- Mcgill University
- Universidad De Buenos Aires
- University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
- University Of Al Fateh
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- Regional Top Doctors
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
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- Abington Hospital Abington, PA
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA
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- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
- Childrens Hosp Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc Pittsburgh, PA
- Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System Pittsburgh, PA
- Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Passavant Cranberry Cranberry Twp, PA
- UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC South Side Pittsburgh, PA
- Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic Pittsburgh, PA
- UH Cleveland Medical Center Cleveland, OH
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