Dallas,TX, April 05, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Pediamed will open in a new location in Dallas Texas. Pediamed Children's Night Clinics provide the opportunity for Medicaid families to bring their children in for FREE acute care and not have to take time off from work. In addition, the clinics will help the state as a whole, by reducing the traffic of non-urgent visits to the emergency room.
With the growing concern of misuse of the emergency room Pediamed Pediatric Night Clinics has opened it's 3rd location in the Dallas Metroplex area. The clinic will be located at 3535 Buckner, Suite 100, Dallas TX and will be open 6pm to 10pm 7 days a week Monday- Friday 6pm to 10pm and Sat-Sun 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pediamed focuses on serving the Medicaid population. Most Medicaid visits are free. Medicaid families are often forced to use the emergency room for common ailments, such as coughs and colds. They are forced to visit the emergency department because of the shortage of Medicaid providers in lower income areas of Dallas. The Parent can not afford to take the time off from work so the Parent exercises the emergency room as their only Medicaid option.
“Our goals are to ensure that sick children are tended to quickly in a comfortable environment,” says Guillermo Acosta, CEO of Pedi360. “We also want parents to stop the overuse of the emergency room and save it for real emergencies.”
In North Texas, Pediamed has entered into a contractual relationship with Parkland Community Health Plan in providing acute care to their Medicaid and CHIP members, representing close to 200,000 enrolled members within Dallas County.
“We project that Pediamed will be providing care for over 70,000 patient visits per year by the end of 2014,” Don McCoy, Pedi360 COO stated. “We are confident this after hours care alternative will help reduce non-emergent visits to the hospital emergency room and lower the cost of the Texas Medicaid program.”
For more information visit pediatricnightclinic.com.
CURRENT LOCATIONS/OPENING DATE:
3535 Buckner, Suite 100, Dallas TX- Opening April 10
9209 Elam Rd, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75127
410 North Shiloh Rd, Suite 100, Garland, TX 75042
El Paso Locations
1570 Lomaland Dr, Suite B, El Paso, TX 79935
12350 Montwood Dr, Suite 200, El Paso, TX 79928
9740 Dyer Suite 112, El Paso TX 79924
2931 George Dieter Suite F, El Paso TX 79936
About PEDIAMED PEDIATRIC NIGHT CLINICS
Pediamed Night Clinics opened its first location in East El Paso (George Dieter) three years ago due to an extreme shortage of physicians. Pediamed administrators estimate that for the cities population, 160 pediatricians are needed, but there are only 55. Pediamed offers an alternative to the emergency rooms for parent's who do not have the ability to get off work and wait in their child's pediatrician office when their child is sick.
Pedi360 is a professional pediatric management company that formed in 2010 and is headquartered in El Paso, Texas. Pedi360 is dedicated to the concept that physician practices should concentrate on medicine and the well being of their patients instead of the administrative portion of their medical practices.