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Choosing a Pediatrician Before Your Child Arrives

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Have you ever thought you’d get along splendidly with someone, yet when you met in person, the chemistry just wasn’t there? Your child’s doctor will be someone with whom you are trusting his or her life. You want to make sure—before your baby is born—that the doctor is someone with who you can communicate well. You also need to determine if the location and facilities meet your expectations.

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Choosing a Pediatrician Before Your Child Arrives

  1. 1. Choosing a Pediatrician Before Your Child Arrives
  2. 2. Have an in-person interview Have you ever thought you’d get along splendidly with someone, yet when you met in person, the chemistry just wasn’t there? Online research can only take you so far. It is important to make sure you can communicate well with your child's doctor.
  3. 3. Questions to ask Which providers will care for my child? Ask to meet them. Do you offer round-the-clock availability in case of minor emergencies? May I take a look at an exam room? The waiting rooms? Keep an eye out for cleanliness and atmosphere. What forms must I fill out to enroll my child as a patient? Does your office accept our insurance plan? How often will I have to bring my child in for well child checkups during his or her first two years?
  4. 4. Young children can develop minor illnesses very quickly. You need a pediatrician who can respond with early intervention so that minor illnesses don't become major ones. The importance of 24/7 pediatric care
  5. 5. Make an appointment today! www.24hourkidcare.com

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