Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Multiplan
  • Humana

Specialties

3 specialties

  • 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.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Hospitalist

    Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
    Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
    They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.

Ratings & Comments

15 ratings with 5 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Carolina Pediatrics when asked is excellent. Carolina Pediatrics has been reviewed by 15 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Carolina Pediatrics as provided by patient reviews is 9 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Carolina Pediatrics is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital Columbia, SC 29203
  • Park Ridge Health Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Moncrief Army Community Hospital Columbia, SC 29207
  • Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Palmetto Health Baptist Columbia, SC 29201
  • Palmetto Health Richland Columbia, SC 29203
  • Providence Hospital Columbia, SC 29204
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Dental Medicine
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
  • Kilpauk Medical College
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Carolina Pediatrics is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Columbia, SC.

  • Palmetto Pediatric Gastro

    Group Practice

    Columbia, SC

  • Richland Community Health Care

    Group Practice

    Columbia, SC

  • Ob & Gyn Of Columbia

    Group Practice

    Columbia, SC

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.