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Terence Redmond McAllister, MD

Terence Redmond McAllister, MD

Terence R. McAllister, MD, FAAP, is the medical director and co-founder of Performance Pediatrics, a primary-care pediatric "micro practice" in Plymouth, Mass. McAllister was educated at Philip's Academy Andover, Colby College, and Tufts School of Medicine. After graduating from medical school in 2000, McAllister fulfilled a six-year commitment to the U.S. Air Force. When Major McAllister's military commitment ended in June 2006, he decided to return to his home-state of Massachusetts to start Performance Pediatrics.

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Economic opportunity, a busy international airport, and a warm climate are fueling our move from Massachusetts to Sin City, and from owner to employed.

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Here's why practices like ours can't thrive in this new environment. MGMA has the data to back it up.

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To fall in line with its IPA, this practice is reluctantly switching its EHR system. Here's why they aren't happy about it.

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There is a precedent happening in pediatrics as helicopter parents and overbearing daycare centers have created a sharp increase in "doctor's notes."

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The current state of our relationship is an illogical, Kafkaesque nightmare with a deadbeat. Yes, we're talking about you, payers.

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Are you hearing the same tired clichés in presentations and meetings? Remove the noise from your life and push back.

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Many issues feel overwhelming when confronted in an isolated office, which is why joining a medical society with like-minded folks can be empowering.

The Triple Aim has created immense pressure to integrate the care we provide into the larger healthcare system, at great cost to our practice.

Scheduling well-child exams in our practice has become a study in complexity, as we try to accommodate both payers and parents.

Their practice was founded on the principle of affordable care for patients, while providing a good living for its owners. Now that dream is fading.

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