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Brown & Toland Physicians

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Healthcare Value
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Pediatric Care
? This Rating is a combination of the medical group's appropriate treatment of children for upper respiratory and throat infections, immunizations for children and adolescents, and HPV vaccines in male and female adolescents.
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Treating Children with Upper Respiratory Infections
? This Rating is based on the percentage of children 3 months to 18 years old who were diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection (URI) and were not improperly prescribed an antibiotic.
This doctor group had 97% of children with an upper respiratory infection who did not receive a prescription for antibiotics.
Treating Children with Throat Infections
? This Rating is based on the percentage of children 2 to 18 years old with sore throats who were prescribed antibiotics and received an A streptococcus (strep) test.
This doctor group had 90% of children with sore throats who got a prescription for antibiotics and a strep test.
Immunizations for Children
? This Rating is based on the percentage of children who received the following vaccines by their second birthday: four diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DtaP) vaccinations; three polio (IPV) vaccinations; one measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination; three flu (HiB) vaccinations; three hepatitis B (HepB) vaccinations; one chicken pox (VZV) vaccination; and four pneumococcal conjugate (PCV) vaccinations.
This doctor group had 41% of children appropriately vaccinated by age two.
Immunizations for Early Teens
? This Rating is based on the percentage of 13-year-olds who had one dose of the diphtheria and pertussis vaccine (DtaP) by their 13th birthday
This doctor group had 89% of adolescents appropriately immunized.
HPV Vaccine for Male Adolescents
? This Rating is based on the percentage of male 13-year-olds who had three doses of the human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine by their 13th birthday.
This doctor group had 26% of 13-year-old males vaccinated for HPV.
HPV Vaccine for Female Adolescents
? This Rating is based on the percentage of female 13-year-olds who had three doses of the human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine by their 13th birthday.
This doctor group had 32% of 13-year-old females vaccinated for HPV.

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Sore Throat (Child)
? This is usually diagnosed at an office visit or over the phone. Antibiotics are usually not needed.
$177
Similar to statewide average
$146 $36
Upper Respiratory Infection/Common Cold (Child)
? This is usually diagnosed at an office visit or over the phone. Antibiotics are usually not needed.
$138
Similar to statewide average
$117 $25
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