Dear Performance Pediatrics Families,
Thank you to the great many of you who have contacted me to wish me well as I transition from solo provider in Massachusetts to employed physician in Nevada. I am so grateful for your kind words.
We are in the final days here at Performance Pediatrics. As of 5 pm on January 26 our office will close including our afterhours line and the online patient portal.
The last day to request the free transfer summary is Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5 pm. After that, there will be instructions on where to mail record requests and payment for medical records on this website.
The transfer summary has everything that I would want before seeing a new patient including the latest well exam, growth chart, labs, and the most recent specialist notes. If you want more than that, or if you want a copy for yourself, you must complete the record request form found on our website and send it to us with a base payment of $15. We charge by the page and, depending on length, records can cost over $100. Portal users can download any records you want for yourself prior to transferring or our closing, whichever comes first.
HOW TO PICK A NEW PROVIDER
Clinically speaking, I am comfortable with all the area’s pediatricians and family practice providers and would not recommend any above the others. The big change for our patients will be that most other practices are quite busy, some seeing 20 to 30 patients a day (I currently limit my day to 10 – 15 patients, although this will be changing for me when I move as well).
Here are some online resources for researching area providers:
When you pick a new provider, keep a few key issues in mind: Cost, Acceptance, Insurance, and Timing.
Cost: We are happy to send a transfer summary, one free of charge per patient prior to closing, to the new provider. You can call us or send a portal message with the new provider’s mailing address. The summary has everything that I would want before seeing a new patient including the latest well exam, growth chart, labs, and the most recent specialist note. If you want more than that, or if you want a copy for yourself, you must complete the record request form found on our website and send it to us with a base payment of $15. We charge by the page and, depending on length, records can end up costing over $100. Portal users should download any records you want for yourself prior to transferring or our closing, whichever happens first.
Acceptance: We’ve had a few families request records only to find out that the doctor they picked is not taking new patients or is not in their insurance network. We ask that you confirm your registration with the new doctor prior to requesting the records.
Insurance: Over the past several years we have seen several families choose us only to realize later that I wasn’t in their insurance network. Double check with your insurance provider that the physician you choose is in your network.
Timing: When you request the records, let us know if you want to transfer right away or when we close on January 26. Once you transfer, you will not be able to schedule appointments at Performance Pediatrics or have access to our secure patient portal. For patients who are not due for a well exam or other routine follow-up prior to January 26, we recommend that you transfer as soon as possible.
Thank you for being a part of the Performance Pediatrics family! I loved my years here and wish it didn’t have to end.
Terence R. McAllister, M.D.
Through 5 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018
23 Aldrin Road, Suite 3
Plymouth, MA 02360
Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm
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