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?