The Childrens Institute

Pediatricians, Hospitalists, Internists, Physiatrists, Pediatric Critical Care Practitioners, Critical Care Pediatricians

  • 1405 Shady Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1350 (412) 420-2400

Doctors in The Childrens Institute

  • 4 star hospital
  • 3 star medical school
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  • 3 star hospital
  • 3 star medical school
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  • Dr. Howard N Ferimer, MD
  • Pediatrician, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care Practitioner, Critical Care Pediatrician
  • 3 star hospital
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  • Dr. Ewa B Brandys, MD
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Pediatric Rehabilitation Physiatrist, Physiatrist
  • 3 star hospital
  • Completed fellowship
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  • 3 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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  • Patients' Choice Award
  • 3 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 3 star medical school
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The Childrens Institute Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 20 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of The Childrens Institute when asked is good. The Childrens Institute has been reviewed by 20 patients. The rating is 3 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at The Childrens Institute as provided by patient reviews is 6 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

The Childrens Institute Summary


  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Medical Schools Attended

  • University of Cincinnati
  • New York University Medical Center
  • Cornell University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Children`s Home of Pittsburgh
  • Children`s Institute
  • UPMC PresbyterianShadyside
  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Russian


  • Pediatrician
  • Hospitalist
  • Internist
  • Physiatrist
  • Pediatric Critical Care Practitioner
  • Critical Care Pediatrician

Insurances Accepted

  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Cigna
  • CareSource

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 The Childrens Institute that specializes in pediatrics.

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


The Childrens Institute Details

7 are board certified
1 is 4 star rated by patients
4 went to a top rated school
1 has a fellowship
6 minutes average wait time
3 are rated on
2 are male
5 are female
1.62 average overall rating

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