Every child needs a pediatrician. Even if your child is perfectly healthy, routine checkups are vital. Plus you never know when a bug or infection might strike and having a great support system is crucial. As parents, the desire is to find a pediatrician who is on the same page as you and respects your beliefs without challenging your parenting skills. The following are my recommendations for finding that perfect doctor for your family.
Many families find their doctor by asking friends about their pediatrician recommendations. While that is a great option and one worth utilizing, not all people are looking for the same thing in a doctor. I'm the kind of person that wants a doctor who is very knowledgeable, a true expert in their field, but one who talks to me about everything without being condescending. This can be a challenge since many doctors either are just playing a guessing game and want to rush as many people in and out of appointments as possible or have poor bedside manners. Therefore the searching and interview process can be an arduous one.
Create your preliminary interview list
The above steps narrowed my list of potential doctors to 12 who I would consider interviewing.
Schedule and Prepare for Doctor Interviews