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Dr. William R Beck has the following 2 specialties
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.
- Infectious Disease
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)
- Hepatitis C
- HIV Infections
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Dr. Beck has a well-run office. The staff is courteous and prompt. I have never waited more than 15 minutes past my appt time to see him, yet he takes his time, does not make me feel rushed, and answers all of my questions in-depth. If I call or email with a question, he calls back within an hour. He is also honest with me. If the problem I describe seems to be viral in nature, he does not recommend I bring in my child. He tells me what to look for as warning signs, and tells me if I see the danger signs to call him and he will meet me at the E.R. Otherwise, he says, the virus must run its course. I highly respect that he doesn't try to make an extra buck and takes time out of his day to call, when he doesn't make any money off of that, either. It's so rare these days. He wasn't the first pediatrician I used, but he was the last!
We had a bad experience with my daughter's previous pediatrician. She was a nice person but not a good listener. We kept explaining that our child's symptoms were caused by the formula because it appeared that she was allergic to milk and its derivatives. My baby experienced vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, fevers all the time. Literally we spend a lot of money purchasing all types of formulas in powder, in liquid, basically whatever we could find to feed our child. We kept explaining to her doctor that the symptoms worsened after feedings so we concluded that it was perhaps an ingredient in the formulas that were causing a bad allergic reaction in my child. We had heard of prescribed formulas that helped in these cases and asked the doctor about it. She kept insisting it was the detergent, the season, clothing, basically everything else that normally caused allergic reactions in children, and refused every time to give us the prescription we felt would help my child. Eventually after much disappointment with her, we tried rice water and other type of liquid feedings and stopped the formula all together. My child's health improved. When she was old enough to digest gerber foods we changed her diet. A couple of years later, I heard of Dr. Beck and took her to McGregor. What a difference!! He has since been the best pediatrician I could've found. He referred my child to specialists that help her w/her special needs and my child's health has improved, something my child's previous doctors should've done. He gets it right every time I take her in and he always prescribes the right medicine. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Beck and I recommend him to any parent.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
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.
43 Years Experience
University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Dr. William R Beck accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
Imagine Health - Innovative Health
- Imagine Health Innovative Health
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsMacgregor Medical Center, 9969 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX
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