Profile: MEDNAX Inc (MD)
27 Feb 2015
MEDNAX, Inc. (MEDNAX), incorporated on October 10, 2007, is a provider of physician services, including newborn, maternal-fetal and other pediatric subspecialty care. As of December 31, 2013, the Company’s national network consisted of 2,300 affiliated physicians, including approximately 1,050 physicians who provide neonatal clinical care, in 34 states and Puerto Rico, within hospital-based neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), to babies born prematurely or with medical complications. It has over 775 physicians who provide anesthesia care to patients in connection with surgical and other procedures, as well as pain management. It has over 200 affiliated physicians who provide maternal-fetal care to expectant mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies and obstetrical hospitalist services in many areas where its affiliated neonatal physicians practice. Its network also includes other pediatric subspecialists, including approximately 120 physicians providing pediatric cardiology care, 110 physicians providing pediatric intensive care, 60 physicians providing hospital-based pediatric care and 15 physicians providing pediatric surgical care.
The Company provides neonatal care to babies born prematurely or with complications within specific hospital units, primarily NICUs, through its network of over 1,050 affiliated neonatal physicians and other related clinical professionals who staff and manage clinical activities at more than 360 NICUs in 34 states and Puerto Rico. Its affiliated neonatologists generally provide 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week coverage in NICUs, support the local referring physician community and are available for consultation in other hospital departments. Its neonatal physicians interact with colleagues across the country through an internal communications system to draw upon their collective experience in managing patient-care issues. Its neonatal physicians also work collaboratively with maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists to coordinate the care of mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies and their fetuses. It also employs or contracts with neonatal nurse practitioners, who work with its affiliated physicians in providing medical care.
The Company provides anesthesia care at hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and office-based practices with its over 775 affiliated anesthesiologists. Its physicians work with both practice and hospital-employed CRNAs, AAs and other clinicians. As an integral part of the surgical team, its anesthesiologists support the surgeons by providing medical care before, during and after surgery so that surgeons may concentrate on the surgical procedure. Its anesthesiologists provide this care by evaluating the patient and consulting with the surgical team before surgery, providing pain control and support of life functions during surgery, supervising care after surgery and discharging the patient from the post-anesthesia care unit. They also support other departments within the hospital such as labor and delivery, sedation for imaging, and the hospital’s emergency room by providing services as appropriate to patients requiring immediate care. In addition, its physicians provide anesthesia care at ambulatory surgical centers and office-based practices for procedures that require some level of anesthesia.
The Company’s physicians and physician assistants provide pain management services in outpatient centers. Its physicians are board-certified in anesthesiology or neurology and board-certified, or eligible-to-apply-for-certification, in pain medicine. This training and education expands treatment options available for both acute and chronic pain sufferers. The physicians develop treatment plans specific to the patients’ individual needs that include interventional techniques such as trigger point and facet injections, pain pumps, nerve stimulators, radiofrequency ablation and catheters, as well as medication management.
The Company provides inpatient and office-based maternal-fetal care services to expectant mothers with complicated pregnancies and their fetuses through its network of over 200 affiliated physicians and other related clinical professionals who provide maternal-fetal medical care. Its affiliated neonatologists practice with maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists to provide coordinated care for expectant mothers with complicated pregnancies whose babies are often admitted to the NICU upon delivery.
Pediatric Cardiology Care
The Company’s pediatric cardiology practice consists of approximately 120 affiliated physicians and other related clinical professionals who provide specialized cardiac care to the fetus, neonatal and pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disorders, as well as adults with congenital heart defects, through scheduled office visits, hospital rounds and immediate consultation in emergency situations. Its affiliated cardiologists work collaboratively with neonatologists and maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists to provide a coordinated continuum of care.
Other Pediatric Subspecialty Care
The Company’s network includes other pediatric subspecialists such as pediatric intensivists, pediatric hospitalists and pediatric surgeons. In addition, its affiliated physicians seek to provide support services in other areas of hospitals, particularly in the pediatric emergency room, labor and delivery area, nursery and pediatric department, where immediate accessibility to specialized care may be critical. It has approximately 110 affiliated physicians who provide clinical care for critically ill or injured children and adolescents. They staff and manage PICUs at over 35 hospitals. It has over 60 affiliated hospital-based physicians who provide clinical care to acutely ill children at more than 20 hospitals. Its pediatric hospitalists provide inpatient pediatric and newborn care as well as provide care in PICUs, NICUs and pediatric emergency rooms. It has 15 affiliated physicians in this subspecialty including pediatric urologists, pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeons and general and thoracic pediatric surgeons who provide specialized care for patients ranging from newborns to adolescents, for all problems or conditions affecting children that require surgical intervention. Areas of particular experience include management of neonatal and congenital anomalies, prenatal counseling, trauma management, pediatric oncology, gastrointestinal surgery, as well as common pediatric surgical conditions. Its affiliated physicians also oversee its newborn hearing screening program. In 2013, it screened over 700,000 babies for potential hearing loss at more than 360 hospitals across the nation. It contracts or coordinates with hospitals to provide hearing screening services.
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