Practice Profiles

Keeping the Doors Open: 100 Years of Independent Practice

How does a hundred-year-old practice maintain its mission, vision, and quality over time? El Paso Pediatrics offers a look into the structures, values, and patient-centered approaches that allow for continued success. Dr. Joseph Segapeli discusses the joys and challenges of working in this long-standing independent practice.

Rural America’s Invisible Patients, Part III: Appalachia

The third installment in a series, this piece explores the factors that limit communities in rural West Virginia and Maryland from realizing access to quality pediatric care. Three distinct regions of the U.S. offer an examination of the questions: In rural poor communities, who is going, or not going, to the pediatrician? What factors prevent families from making it to the pediatrician’s office? And how are independent pediatricians stepping up and stepping in?

Stories and issues that matter most to

Independent Pediatricians.

Sharing with you the deep dedication of pediatric care, as told by independent pediatricians living and practicing in a variety of different locations and with different perspectives.

Editorial

Finding the Middle Way with Kids and Digital Media

The impacts of digital media use on children, both positive and negative, are increasingly visible as Generation Z comes of age. Families may battle a child’s obsession with television, social media, and video games; at the same time, tools for early learning and progressive education abound online. What are the risks and benefits of media use? How do different types of media affect childhood brain development, and what can physicians do to help kids build healthy relationships with their screens?

A parent and his toddler explore a digital tablet

Industry Trends

Resilience, Relationships and Community: Fostering Wellness and Preventing Burnout

In the spirit of seeking solutions for a challenge that may at times seem intractable, The Independent Pediatrician spoke with several pediatricians across the country about how they promote wellness and prevent burnout. Their stories suggest a deep well of resilience, and perhaps more than a few paths forward.

Tools & Resources

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