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How do I find a better pediatrician?

The phonebook is so impersonal. Do I just have to try them out and find one I like?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Nov. 28, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • ask your family & friends who they use. They can usually suggest someone.

    then you can always go to the office and meet with them.
    haileyraesmommy

    Answer by haileyraesmommy at 3:03 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Look through your medical provider book, look for one that is board certified and get references.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • I have a medical provider book, that is also impersonal, and I dont have any friends with babies or family in the area.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Try posting where you live and asking if any other moms (on cafe mom) live around there that can recommend a good one.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:37 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Go to the American Academy of Pediatrics website; on the right it says "Find a Pediatrician" in red letters.

    emslala

    Answer by emslala at 9:34 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • I just moved and left behind a great dr. I didnt know who to use, so I asked a woman I work with who has older kids. That way I knew it was a dr that she had gone to for a while. I would try that, if you dont work I'm sure you know someone with older kids, just ask them.
    StaceeyL

    Answer by StaceeyL at 9:55 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

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