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Dr. Douglas R Allen has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.
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.
Dr. Douglas R Allen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr Allen has been my son's cardiologist since before his 1st open heart surgery. He's one of the most compassionate doctors. Top notch, great with my kids and takes the time to make sure the parents understand. He's a very large part that my son survived hypoplastic left heart syndrome going on 14 years now
I would definitely recommend Dr. Allen to anyone looking for a pediatric cardiologist. He has been treating my daughter since birth for a congenital heart defect. He is VERY good with the kids, and with the parents too. He takes as much time as is needed and is very thorough in his answers. All of our questions have always been answered in terms we could understand and he has never made us feel we were rushed. When my daughter was an infant and we were stressed and worried, he was always just a phone call away, with a reassuring answer. I feel that we have been given excellent care and that God blessed us when we were sent to Dr. Allen.
Dr. Allen has been my son's cardiologist since he was diagnosed with atrial flutter when he was a little over 2 year olds. I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable and accessible Dr. Allen has been over the years. He is incredibly patient, thorough in his diagnosing and explaining the heart issues that my son suffers from.
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2016)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
23 Years Experience
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
Dr. Douglas R Allen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry - Southside Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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