After 44 years as an independent pediatrician, Rick Oken, M.D., offers a unique perspective on the forces shaping the field today. He advocates for a focus on quality care and deep, meaningful relationships with families even as the healthcare landscape continues to shift and change.
Founded by husband and wife team Ahmed and Yasmine Monib, Springtime Pediatrics in the rapidly growing community of Katy, Texas, focuses on delivering high quality patient care for a diverse range of patients.
Sandhills Pediatrics and Palmetto Pediatrics, two of the largest independent pediatric practices in the Midlands region of South Carolina, have joined forces to create South Carolina Pediatric Alliance. Their goal is to deliver high quality care while gaining efficiencies of scale, reducing costs, and maintaining the independence of their practices.
At Kids Plus Pediatrics, dreaming big is the name of the game. Their out of the box thinking keeps them at the cutting edge of the business of pediatrics, all while building commuinity and fostering patient engagement.
Dr. J.J. Saenz views his pediatric practice as an extension of his family—in fact, the practice is his family. While striving to meet the needs of their diverse community, Dr. Saenz and his children have been providing quality, evidence-based care for children in the Rio Grande Valley for 30 years.
As medical director of the Health Network at Cincinnati Children's, Colleen Kraft, M.D., plays a key leadership role in an organization modeling innovative ways to deliver healthcare to kids. Now, she's bringing her skills and expertise to her new role as president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
An exemplary pediatrician draws on his long career to describe his obsession with science, the rewards of gutsy perseverance and why he can't work for someone else.
The practice was busy, the doctors were happy, and the business was profitable. But something was amiss. Tiger Pediatrics had a long journey to becoming independent, and still have a long road ahead to stay that way.
Annual well visits with a trusted pediatrician are the best forum to address the physical, social, and emotional changes adolescents face today.
With a passion for health policy, Dr. Penn looks to understand her patient population at the community level in order to better serve them.
Dr. William Zurhellen is a New York City metropolitan area pediatrician who parlayed a personal interest in early computer technology during the 1970s into a viable EHR system used by more than a dozen pediatric practices around the country.
Dr. Mary Kiepert is an independent pediatrician in Las Vegas, NV, who has successfully negotiated the delicate balance between work and family life.
Judy Rapoza, a practice administrator in Fall River, MA and Jayme Spangler, a biller from Hershey, PA, represent staff at independent pediatric practices everywhere who keep their offices up-to-date and compliant with the demands of a fickle health care industry.
Dr. Susan Sirota is a Chicago area pediatrician who, along with 39 other independent-minded practitioners from seven practices, met the spectre of hospital consolidation head-on by forming their own “group without walls.”
Dr. Jill Stoller and Dr. Krekamey Craig are New Jersey pediatricians from neighboring counties who, believing there is strength in numbers, helped form a merger that puts theirs and three other practices in a position to thrive.
Dr. Bryan Sibley is an independent practitioner in Louisiana whose early experience as a hospital-employed physician taught him that nobody will ever care about his business as much as he does.