Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic emphasizes comprehensive care of children and adolescents. We believe that an educated family makes the best decisions for their children. This web site offers a wealth of information to help you keep your children safe and healthy.
At Palmetto Pediatric we offer unparalleled state-of-the-art health care in a compassionate, care atmosphere. All of Palmetto Pediatric physicians are Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pediatrics. This means that all Palmetto Pediatric physicians have completed an undergraduate college degree followed by four years of medical school. This is further followed by an intensive 3-year Residency Training Program. Finally, each has passed a Pediatric Board Certification Exam. This is all to ensure that your Pediatricians are highly skilled and thoroughly capable of providing the best health care for your family. Do you have a question about pediatric care? Ask Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic.
Palmetto Pediatrics' physicians and staff are working towards being recognized as a patient centered medical home through the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). The goal of a medical home is to improve the patient and physician relationship. This quality-focused model replaces acute illness care with care based on prevention, care coordination for chronic diseases and a long-term healing relationship with a healthcare team that is centered on the needs of the patient and their family. With the patient at the center of this approach, technology and electronic data allow physicians to track a patient's history, including lab tests and medications, which reduces costs, avoids duplication of tests/exams, and encourages proactive planning for both prevention and chronic disease care. Quality is measured through patient satisfaction surveys which can be accessed here, on our website, as well as rigorous assessment and review. Palmetto Pediatrics continuously works to improve care and communication with our patients and parents through quality improvement initiatives.
Whether you call our office during business hours or in the middle of the night for medical advice your questions will always be answered by a licensed pediatric nurse (BSN, RN or LPN).
With all of the changes in healthcare today medical practices are trying to find ways to cut costs. Many are replacing jobs once done by nurses with less expensive staff. Physician's offices do not get additional reimbursement for having better trained and therefore more expensive staff. We value all of our staff members for the skills and customer service they individually bring to the table and they all play an important role in patient care. However, as one of our valued patients you have our commitment, that here at Palmetto Pediatrics we will never cut costs in areas where the welfare of your children are concerned.
Providing medical advice by phone, without seeing the child, is a skill obtained through education and experience. We feel this is best provided by licensed pediatric nurses or physicians. We want nothing less for our children therefore we will offer nothing less to yours.