This one’s for the traveler with kids!
Whether a parent-to-be, recently relocated or simply looking for someone new, the search for the right pediatrician can be overwhelming. There will likely be referrals from friends, family, the OBGYN, and your insurance company. And they will all sound great, yet each will leave you panicked, wondering if that person is the right fit. But if you are formulaic in your search, you can compare them to one another, and find someone who is a good fit for you. So as you look, here are 4 things to look for in your new pediatrician.
- Insurance – Does this doctor accept your insurance? If not, there is no need to even meet; unless you are comfortable paying for each visit out of pocket.
- Hours – Is the doctor available when you are? If you and your spouse work 9-5, can you get appointments before work? After work? On weekends? Is there a day when the doctor is available not by appointment? If your child is sick, can you schedule an appointment the same day? Are there other doctors available at the practice if yours is unavailable? Understanding the scheduling practices of the pediatrician is