You will see the same doctor at every visit.
Polar Pediatrics is not your typical medical practice. Please take some time to explore our website and discover the unique way we practice medicine so that you can reflect on whether we are a fit for your family. If you think we might be a good match, your first appointment will give you the chance to experience our style of practice and make a fully informed choice.
Dr. Child’s practice is based on the Ideal Medical Practice model, which affords the time to build a close, trusting doctor-patient relationship that results in consistent, individualized recommendations.
We believe that a small office with a few attentive employees is more beneficial to our patients and provides a higher quality work environment. Our kind of practice is designed to thoroughly address the concerns of parents, meet the needs of their children and allow our doctor to practice in a center of excellence, embedded in a medical home.
It is likely that when you walk in the door, Dr. Child will greet you immediately. You will rarely find yourself spending much time in our waiting room, but when you do, you’ll enjoy the artistic and creative environment designed to make you and your children feel at home and inspired.
The Ideal Medical Practice Model:
From the website of the American Academy of Family Physicians
“A practice model designed to enhance doctor-patient relationships, increase face-to-face time between doctors and patients, reduce physician workloads, instill patients with a sense of responsibility for their health and cut wasted dollars from the entire system. The model encompasses the ideal micro practice model, which focuses on optimizing the smallest functional work unit capable of delivering excellent care: the solo doctor, even without any staff.”
The key principles that ideal medical practices pursue are: