208000000X Taxonomy Code - Pediatrics

Code

208000000X

ClassificationPediatrics
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionA pediatrician is concerned with the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive healthcare to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. A pediatrician deals with biological, social and environmental influences on the developing child, and with the impact of disease and dysfunction on development.
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37 - Physician/Pediatric Medicine
NotesSource: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]

Additional Resources: American Board of Pediatrics, 2007. http://www.abp.org/. American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, 2007. http://www.osteopathic.org/certificatio

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Pediatrics. Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1 - July 2020

The code 208000000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for pediatrics grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 107,711 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is pediatrics of which 58,444 are registered as females, 33,250 registered as males and 16,017 are organizations.

208000000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.

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