Professional Associates Pediatrics

Doctors in Professional Associates Pediatrics

Patient Reviews

4.4
  • 62 patient ratings
  • 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Professional Associates Pediatrics when asked is excellent. Professional Associates Pediatrics has been reviewed by 62 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Professional Associates Pediatrics as provided by patient reviews is 26 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Schools

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
  • Marshall University Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Texas
  • Multiplan
  • FirstCare
  • United Healthcare
  • First Health

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

  • Abilene Regional Medical Center Abilene, TX
  • Hendrick Medical Center Abilene, 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.


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