When choosing a pediatrician, you might first start by finding one who is on your insurance plan and serving your area. You might also see ads or promotions for pediatricians that are accepting new patients. And of course, you’ll always discover recommendations from friends and family members. But really, the best way to find a good pediatrician is to actually set up an appointment and meet with a few.
And while the credentials of your new pediatrician are important, you really want a pediatrician who is good for you and your family. And most often, that comes down to how well your personalities and life philosophies fit together.
Some Questions to Ask
While there are many questions to ask a pediatrician, some specific questions to ask would be those that involve matters open for debate and opinion:
- What is your philosophy on immunizations, discipline, potty training, prescribing antibiotics, etc.? Why or why not?
- What is your opinion on alternative medicines, attachment parenting, co-sleeping, etc.? Why or why not?
- Are you open for a second opinion from a specialist, if needed? Why or why not?
If possible, don’t wait until you’re pregnant to interview a doctor. And even if you already have children, it can still be a good idea to meet with a few doctors before choosing a new pediatrician.
Ready to Choose a New Pediatrician? Visit Sun Pediatrics
If the process of choosing a pediatrician seems overwhelming, please relax! Call Dr. Hari of Sun Pediatrics to schedule an appointment and get acquainted with the pediatrician Marietta and East Cobb families call first.