The Childrens Institute

Patient Reviews

  • 59 patient ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of The Childrens Institute when asked is excellent. The Childrens Institute has been reviewed by 59 patients. The rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at The Childrens Institute as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.



  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospitalist
  • Internal Medicine


  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • West Virginia University School Of Medicine
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
  • Jagiellonian University Medical College


  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Multiplan
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health


  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Regional Top Doctors

Hospital Affiliations

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
  • The Children's Institute Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby, PA
  • Children's Institute Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA

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