My pediatrician said what?! *Poll added!* *Edit/update*
Question: Is that weird?
Total Votes: 759
I took my son into a new pediatrician today, to see if I liked her more then my family doctor. I went because my SIL highly recommended her and has not stopped bothering me about making an appointment. So I made one to shut her up. I already don't like the pediatrician because she has had my 2 year old niece on about 6 different medications for the past 2 months, for a cough. She has no health problems, just a cough. And it hasn't gotten better. I also have 4 year old nephew and I always hear how their doctor is putting them on new medications. I just feel that she pushes them onto medications so fast, without seeing if something clears up on its own.
anyway, so I go in and I get my son undressed. I already made the appointment and I have follow up appointment for my son with my family doctor, an hour later.
Sorry I keep rambling.
Anyway, so my son is sitting naked because he has a diaper rash.
The doctor comes in and picks him up.
She says to my son
" Your body is beautiful, you have such a beautiful body"
Okay, in my opinion, that is a very very very weird thing to say! My son is 9 months old and 26.7 pounds now, but... She could have said he was chubby.. I just think the wording was weird.
Do you think that is weird of her to say? I'm not going back to her because she tried to put my son on 4 different medications and wouldn't tell me why or what they were for.
Took my son to my family doctor after and he has Croup and a yeast infection :( But he is on one does of an oral medicine and them a topical cream.
Do you think that was weird of the pediatrician to say?
EDIT: I guess I worded that wrong. It isn't that she refused to answer my questions, but she might have went to explain, but right after I asked, the nurse called her and said she needed help with something, and they left. The nurse came back and said that we were finished. I didn't even bother asking again because I didn't like her and I was not coming back. Also, another reason I was looking for a new doctor was because I am a worry wart mother. I bring him in a lot whenever I think something is wrong. My family doctor is a good doctor, I just felt like she brushed me off when I told her he was sick and had a bad cough, because I brought him in so much. Turns out I was right and he DID have croup, she just couldn't tell at the other appointment because it was in its beginning stage and not very bad.
I told my family doctor to ignore the "transfer" paper work that the pedictrician faxed over and I had to sign a form. I know, I need to know when to stand my ground and speak up. I'm working on it.
Zander is doing a little bit better already with the cough! He only has one more does of medicine for croup today, and then 3 more tomorrow and then he is done!
I didn't decide not to stay with the pediatrician based on the fact alone on that comment. I just thought it was a weird thing to say.
Thank you ladies for your input and opinions, I have read them all! Looking forward to hear more!!
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