Pediatric Orthopedic Assoc
- Orthopedic Surgery |
- Pediatric Surgery
- 4499 Medical Dr San Antonio, TX 210-692-1613
Doctors in Pediatric Orthopedic Assoc
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pediatric Orthopedic Assoc when asked is excellent. Pediatric Orthopedic Assoc has been reviewed by 57 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Pediatric Orthopedic Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 21 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.
Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
- East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College Of Medicine
- Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
- Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences F Edward Hebert School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS Texas
- United Healthcare
- First Health
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