so i'm 8 months pregnant and told i have to choose a family doctor. does that just mean a pediatrician? the only doc i've had since i was 16 has been my gyno, i'm 21 now. i just don't see how a pediatrician can be a family dotor cause they only treat kids so what about my husband and myself? i may sound dumb for asking this but i really am clueless. please helpAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on May. 28, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by gramsmom at 8:22 PM on May. 28, 2010
I don't understand your question. If a family doc is delivering your baby he can be the baby's doctor. The baby doesn't need a pediatrician. The family doc can be the primary health provider for everyone in the family. You don't need a gyn. The family doc can do your pap and yearly exams. If anyone in your family needs speciality care the family doc will refer you to a specialist.
Answer by Gailll at 8:23 PM on May. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on May. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on May. 28, 2010