Two Pediatric Groups Join Forces

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Two Pediatric Groups Join Forces - Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Children’s Practice of Iberia Medical Center (IMC) and the Pediatric Group of Acadiana (PGOA) are pleased to announce they are joining forces on the campus of Iberia Medical Center on or about April 1, 2012.  PGOA will relocate the largest part of its New Iberia operations to medical office space recently constructed to house the Children’s Practice, at 2308 East Main Street directly across from the hospital.  The combined entity, which will be operated by PGOA, will provide the same comprehensive services that have been offered by each medical group but with increased efficiency, expanded hours of operation, and additional physicians.  When the two groups combine, it is expected they will have a total of 8 to 10 physicians to meet a broad range of the community’s pediatric care needs.  Offered at the IMC location will be services to include a walk-in clinic, a practice for scheduled visits, KidMed services, and a Shots for Tots program.  John Tucker, CEO of Iberia Medical Center said, "The combination of the hospital’s pediatric program, headed by Dr. Walter Scott, with PGOA, which is led by Dr. Jibran Atwi, should serve to strengthen pediatrics in the community, make service delivery more efficient, and provide an improved call schedule for the pediatricians.”  According to Dr. Atwi, "The pediatric programs at Iberia Medical Center have always had an excellent reputation.”  It is anticipated that several of the current support staff of the Children’s Practice will be offered positions with PGOA at one of its two New Iberia locations, East Main or North Lewis, or at one its other practice locations in Acadiana, which include Lafayette, St. Martinville, Abbeville, Breaux Bridge, and Carencro.   Patients requesting copies of their medical records may contact IMC’s Health Information Services Department


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