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Doctors in Pediatrics South & West

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Ratings & Comments

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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pediatrics South & West when asked is excellent. Pediatrics South & West has been reviewed by 26 patients. The rating is 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Pediatrics South & West as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Pediatrics South & West is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby, PA 19023
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Saint Clair Memorial Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15243
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Erie

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

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.