- 6421 McCart Ave, Fort Worth, TX
- 4.0 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 4 affiliated hospitals
- 9 insurance providers
- 5 awards
- 4 schools
- 27 minutes avg wait time
- 4 are board certified
- 2 are rated 4 stars and above
- 4 are rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 3 are female
- 3 specialties
- 9 health insurance companies
- 4.0 average overall rating
5 affiliated awards
- BCBS Blue Card
- First Health
- BCBS Texas
- Scott and White
Doctors in Cook Children's Miller Neighborhood Clinic
- Dr. Vanessa Charette MD Pediatrics Fort Worth, TX
- Dr. Larry Messer MD Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Fort Worth, TX
- Dr. Katrina Willie-Musoma MD Pediatrics Mansfield, TX
- Dr. Smita Ranade MD, BS, MBBS Pediatrics Fort Worth, TX
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.
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.
Cook Children's Miller Neighborhood Clinic is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Cook Children's Medical Center Fort Worth, TX 76102
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX 76104
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX 76132
- Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX 76104
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Seth Gs Medical College
- Baylor College Of Medicine
- University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
- University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
Nearby Group Practices
Cook Children's Miller Neighborhood Clinic is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Fort Worth, TX.
McCart Medical Associates
Fort Worth, TX
Wedgewood Family Health Assoc
Fort Worth, TX
Sycamore Family Medicine
Fort Worth, TX
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.