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Choosing a Pediatrician

Choosing a Pediatrician

Before your baby is born, you will want to choose a pediatrician. A pediatrician specializes in the development, care and diseases of babies and children. They handle everything from wellness check-ups, vaccines and minor injuries, to cold symptoms, ear infections and fevers.

If you haven’t chosen a pediatrician for your baby, ask your primary care doctor, friends or family for recommendations.

Once you’ve gathered a list of possible Pediatricians, consider doing some research on your own or asking the doctors some questions in person before making a final decision:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • What is your medical education, training and certification?
  • How are after-hours and emergencies handled?
  • How are telephone inquiries handled?