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How do I choose a doctor for my baby?

 
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Before your baby is born, it’s recommended to find a pediatrician or family medicine provider for your new bundle of joy. Click here to search for family medicine providers or here for peditricians at Prevea. You'll find information and biographies on each provider to help you choose your baby's doctor.

After you deliver baby, during your hospital stay, our hospital partners will help you schedule your baby’s first visit. This is normally scheduled for 3-5 days after you leave the hospital. Click here for a schedule of all other well-child visits.


Questions to ask potential pediatricians or family medicine providers

Use these questions to guide you in finding the best doctor for you and your baby. You can also call the office ahead of time to ask some of these questions. Although the doctor may answer all the questions effectively, trust your instinct—if the relationship doesn’t feel right, examine why.
 
Basics
  • Who are your partners?
  • How often will I see your partners?
  • How can I reach you in an emergency?
  • What hospitals are you affiliated with?
  • Do you have any sub-specialties or special interests?
  • Do you encourage patients to call for routine/non-emergency questions?
  • Does your office offer night/weekend hours?

Baby Care
  • What are your thoughts on:
    • Formula feeding
    • Breastfeeding
    • Circumcision
    • Getting baby to sleep
    • Antibiotics
    • Alternative medicine
    • Immunizations


Questions to ask yourself

  • Did I feel comfortable with the doctor?
  • Is the office conveniently located?
  • Is everything clean?
  • Were the nurses and support staff at the office helpful?
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