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


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


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.

Patient can be irate when it comes to higher than expected bills. This practice found the best way to address the issue is to be frank.

Certainly physicians want to be responsive to their patients. But they shouldn't provide 24/7 "on-demand" services like Amazon.

This pediatric micro-practice was hit particularly hard by state cuts and is considering eliminating lower-paying Medicaid patients from the practice.

We believe it is the role of physicians to look beyond the walls of their office and have an influence on the health of their communities.


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