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Pediatrics Most Popular Specialty Among Nation’s IPAs

Manasquan, N.J. -- The average multi-specialty independent practice association (IPA) offers 23 specialty physician services, according to data culled from the newly updated version of The Managed Care Information Center's "National Directory of Physician Organizations, Second Edition."

Pediatric services (offered 68.28 of the time) earned the title for most frequently offered physician specialty among responding IPAs. The 33 specialties examined in the analysis are highlighted in the following chart.

Specialty Prevalence in Nation’s IPAs

Specialty

Frequency Offered (%)

Pediatrics

68.28

OB/Gyn

67.20

Ophthalmology

66.67

Orthopedic

66.67

Cardiovascular

65.05

General Medicine

64.52

Surgery General Diseases

64.52

Gastroenterology

63.98

Urology

62.90

Neurology Diseases

62.37

Otolaryngology

62.37

Dermatology

61.29

Radiology

60.75

Oncology

59.14

Pulmonary

59.14

Hematology

55.38

Psychiatry

54.84

Nephrology

54.30

Endocrinology

53.76

Podiatry

52.69

Allergy

51.61

Infectious Diseases

51.61

Pathology

51.08

Reconstructive Surgery

50.00

Rehabilitation

39.78

Physical Therapy

37.63

Diabetes

36.02

Geriatric

35.48

Sports Medicine

33.87

Occupational Medicine

33.33

Anesthesiology

32.26

Proctology

29.57

Other Specialties

19.89

Dental

6.45

Chiropractic

3.23

Source: MCIC’s "National Directory of Physician Organizations, Second Edition" 2000.

MCIC's "National Directory of Physician Organizations, Second Edition" is now available in print and electronic formats. The directory offers information on more than 3,100 physician organizations. To order the directory, or for more information, visit MCIC's online bookstore, Health Resources Online at: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/23po.htm.


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