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06-23-2005, 04:06 PM
Anyone know of a list of useful questions to ask a possible pediatrician?


07-19-2005, 11:53 PM
I asked the same question when it came time for me/my husband to interview pediatricians. I developed my own set of questions using the following sources:

1. Sister (or friend) who has infant(s) and/or small children - what do they "wish" they knew when selecting a pediatrician? What pediatrician do they go to and why? Have them be specific.

2. Online resources - such as this from Baby Center - http://www.babycenter.com/general/3499.html

3. Books &/or Magazines - the "What to Expect..." book and also magazines I got when attending birthing classes (Fit Pregnancy, Child, Baby Talk, etc.)

4. My OB/GYN - gave some good suggestions.

Also, don't let the pediatrician "hurry" you through the appointment - it is important you feel comfortable with their medical background and bedside manner. If you don't like this person neither will your child.

Hope this helps. I interviewed a few and I KNEW the pediatrician I wanted when I met with him.