So, i've been doing my best to research how to find a good pediatrian and also have gotten a few recommendations on pediatrians. The problem is, I don't know what kind of questions to ask a pediatrian to know if he is right for me. Everyone says : ask him/her about things that are important to you.
The only thing i can think of that is important to me is: vaccines, and hours operation.
What kind of questions did everyone ask pediatrians when they where looking for the right one for them? I feel like there is more I should be asking, but I really have no idea what.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Jan. 25, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:38 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by mommymeg03 at 3:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by FooLynRoo at 3:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
WeÂ went with a Family Practitioner vs. a Pedi - This way the kids & I have theÂ same doc so if we are all sick it's one visit. She knows the whole family that way as well. FP's tent to be less "uptight" then a Pedi about things, and this way the kid won't have to switch when they are in high school. We vax for all the major things, but not for the flu's... anyÂ of them - our FP was very willing to discuss my thoughts and feeling on this, and share her own. We have a great relationship.
So I guess it's important to find someone you feel comfortable with. If your personalities clash it won't work for any of you. What are your core beliefs about health care?? make some notesÂ on that - from there you can formulate the right set of questions to ask a doc you are considering. Then go in or call & talk toÂ the Doc - if it doesn't feel right move on - whether it's after the first visit or a year from now!
Answer by Morgain at 7:32 PM on Jan. 25, 2010