Top Docs for Kids




FEATURES July/august 2010

Top Docs for Kids 2010

 

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Picking A Pediatrician

It's about more than lollipops alone.

Whether you’re an expectant mother or interested in a new pediatrician for your children, there are several things to consider when choosing a doctor. We know how much you care about the health of your children, so use the word “care” as your guide. Each letter represents something to think about during your selection process. These guidelines are also useful when selecting a specialist or even a doctor for yourself.

C A R E
Stands for clinic. Visit the offices of the pediatricians you are considering. Get a feel for the waiting room and overall atmosphere. Meet the staff, since you will deal with them more often than the doctor. Make sure you feel comfortable talking to them. It may seem like a good choice to pick an award-winning doctor who is located farther away, but remember to keep a balance between credentials and location—if your little one is sick, that drive is going to take extra long. Stands for availability. Some prefer a smaller practice with one or two doctors. Others prefer the flexibility of having a doctor that works in multiple locations, or having an office that provides multiple doctors. Consider what’s important to you—one consistent doctor or a variety of doctors? Larger practices often provide more experience and expertise but may also mean longer waits. If a consistent doctor is important, verify that the doctor you meet will be the one who sees your child. Consider office hours and find out if the doctor or a support staff is available after hours. Stands for references and your reaction. Ask trusted friends for their recommendations and why they prefer certain doctors. You can also ask other trusted resources, such as your own doctor or other professionals in the medical industry. Don’t feel pressured to take their recommendations or to select the first pediatrician you meet. Many practices allow you to call ahead and set up an initial meeting with their pediatricians at no additional cost. If a doctor refuses an initial meeting, that may be a sign. Stands for experience and education. Feel free to ask about their credentials. You can also ask pediatricians how important continuing education is to them and what they do to stay current with the latest trends. If your child has specific needs, finding a doctor with a lot of experience can be a great help, but it also might mean a more conventional approach rather than one based on newer trends or information. If you’re someone who likes to be hands-on and do research of your own, a doctor who respects his or her patients’ ideas may be a good choice. nHRM

 

 

Dr Victoria Strasnick of Virginia Beach Pediatric Center

DR. VICTORIA STRASNICKVirginia Beach Pediatric Center
933 First Colonial Rd. Suite 112
Virginia Beach

Dr Hugh Mcphee PDC Pediatrics

DR. HUGH MCPHEE
PDC Pediatrics
6345 Center Dr., Bldg 14,
Norfolk
2021 Concert Dr., Suite 202,
Virginia Beach

Dr Glenda Karp Tidewater Children's Associates

DR. GLENDA KARP
Tidewater Children’s Associates
171 Kempsville Rd., Bldg B,
Norfolk
601-A Innovation Dr.,
Chesapeake 5835
Harbour View Blvd. Suite B,
Suffolk

Dr. Hyeon Choi Virginia Beach Pediatric Center

DR. HYEON D. CHOI
Virginia Beach Pediatric Center
933 First Colonial Rd., Suite 112
Virginia Beach

Dr. Hyeon Choi Virginia Beach Pediatric Center

DR. ROBERT FINK
Pediatric Specialists
885 Kempsville Rd., Suite 200

Norfolk
449 Dominion Blvd., Suite 3,
Chesapeake
160 Kingsley Lane, Suite 305,
Norfolk
300 Medical Parkway, Suite 222,
Chesapeake

 

Top Docs For Kids 2010 Winners.

ALLERGY, ASTHMA
& IMMUNOLOGY

Angela D. Hogan, M.D.
Allergy/Immunology (CSG)
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, 757-668-8255,
www.chkd.org

Cynthia S. Kelly, M.D.
Allergy/Immunology (CSG)
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, 757-668-8255,
www.chkd.org

DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS

Thomas
Montgomery, M.D.
CSG Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
2021 Concert Drive
Suite 203, Virginia Beach
757-668-2840
www.chkd.org

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Faiqa Qureshi, M.D.
Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care (CSG)
Children’s Hospital of
The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, 757-668-8255,
www.chkd.org

FERTILITY
SPECIALIST/
REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY

Silvina M. Bocca, M.D.
EVMS Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
601 Colley Ave.
Suite 205, Norfolk
757-446-7100,
www.sentara.com

GENERAL PEDIATRICS

Hyeon D. Choi, M.D.
Virginia Beach
Pediatric Center
933 First Colonial Rd.,
Suite 112, Virginia Beach
757-226-7300
www.sentara.com

Robert Fink, M.D.
Pediatric Specialists
885 Kempsville Rd.,
Suite 200, Norfolk
449 Dominion Blvd.,
Suite 3, Chesapeake
160 Kingsley Lane,
Suite 305, Norfolk
300 Medical Parkway,
Suite 222, Chesapeake
757-461-6342,
757-312-9220,
757-489-3551,
757-436-1770
www.chkd.org

Glenda Karp, M.D.
Tidewater
Children’s Associates
171 Kempsville Rd.,
Bldg B, Norfolk
601-A Innovation Dr., Chesapeake
5835 Harbour View Blvd. Suite B, Suffolk
757-668-6500,
757-668-2650,
757-668-6050
www.chkd.org

Hugh McPhee, M.D.
PDC Pediatrics
6345 Center Dr.,
Bldg 14, Norfolk
2021 Concert Dr.,
Suite 202, Virginia Beach
757-461-4027,
757-453-6711
www.chkd.org

Victoria Strasnick, M.D.
Virginia Beach
Pediatric Center
933 First Colonial Rd.
Suite 112, Virginia Beach
757-226-7300
www.sentara.com

NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Jamil H. Khan, M.D.
Neonatology/NICU (CSG)
Children’s Hospital of
The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, 757-668-7456,
www.chkd.org

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Joel K. Lall-Trail, M.D.
Virginia
Ophthalmology
Associates
885 Kempsville Road
Suite 101, Norfolk
757-461-1444,
www.chkd.org

PLASTIC SURGERY

George R. Hoerr, M.D.
Children’s Plastic
Surgery (CSSG)
Children’s Hospital of
The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk , 757-668-7713,
www.chkd.org

PSYCHIATRY

Peter Dozier, M.D.
Psychiatry (CSG)
Children’s Hospital of
The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk , 757-668-8866,
www.chkd.org



About the Top Docs Listings


Hampton Roads Magazine e-mailed more than 2,000 electronic surveys to physicians currently practicing in the Hampton Roads region, a list acquired from the American List Council, a subsidiary of ADVO. In our survey, we asked area physicians a simple question—who would you call if you or a loved one needed medical care? Each physician was asked to recommend one or two doctors in more than 30 specialties, including pediatrics. Our survey received more than 1,000 votes and approximately 487 doctors were nominated. Those who received the most votes in each specialty are listed as the Top Docs in this issue. After compiling the list, Hampton Roads Magazine collected the practice information of each doctor and made sure all physicians were in good standing with the Virginia Board of Medicine by checking the board’s Practitioner Information website. (Visit www.vahealthprovider.com to check the status of any licensed physician yourself.)



We at HRM know how overwhelming it can be to look up “physician” in the Yellow Pages or search the hundreds of listings on Google, especially when you or a loved one is coming down with something. That’s why we’ve once again compiled our annual Top Docs list to assist you in finding great physicians specializing in an abundance of medical needs. Plus, our special focus on pediatrics can also help you discover a reliable doctor for your children or yourself, if you’re expecting. Our top general pediatric doctors who received the most votes were chosen for the doctor profiles that begin on page 52. Also, don’t miss our tips for picking a pediatrician or our helpful suggestions for when it’s time to call your child’s doctor. It’s important to have a doctor that is not only easily accessible but that you and your family trust. We hope our comprehensive guide to physicians provides the perfect place to begin.

-The Editors

 

For the rest of this article, see the July/August 2010 issue of Hampton Roads Magazine

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