Premier Pediatrics now part of PediaTrust, LLC.

Thursday, ‎December ‎13, ‎2012, ‏‎4:49:22 PM

Premier Pediatrics is proud to announce its affiliation with PediaTrust.

PediaTrust is a new business venture established between seven independent pediatric practices serving the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago who seek to remain in charge of their practices while improving efficiencies and providing high quality patient care.

“In today’s changing healthcare environment many primary care doctors are selling or leaving their private practices due to market consolidation pressures and the lack of resources necessary to navigate what is becoming a highly complex healthcare system,” says David Oppenheim, M.D., from Premier Pediatrics, and one of the founding members of PediaTrust. “This business model allows us to remain independent by pooling our medical expertise and financial resources into an organization run by pediatricians with personalized, high quality care as our primary mission.”

For our patients, there will be no change or interruption in the service provided by Premier Pediatrics. Our patients will continue to see the doctors and nurse practitioners that they have come to know and trust in the same locations. PediaTrust plans on enhancing services to patients and their families by providing after-hours availability, lactation services and a high quality Electronic Health Record with a comprehensive patient portal for access to medical information. Patients and their families may note that billing and some business services may come directly from PediaTrust instead of Premier Pediatrics.

We all went into private practice so we could practice “old-fashioned” patient care. If we are bought by a large hospital system then we lose the ability to make independent decisions based on what is best for the child. Being part of PediaTrust gives us a stronger voice and puts the doctors and parents back in charge.

We appreciate your continued trust in Premier Pediatrics. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your provider or our managers.

David Oppenheim, M.D.
Arie Friedman, M.D.
Rebecca Bergman, M.D.