What to look for in a paediatrician?

Discussion in 'Toddlers' started by Taliska, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Taliska

    Taliska Active Member

    Dec 18, 2016
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    Choosing a doctor for your child can be nerve-wracking. Initially the doctor tends to get assigned, but sometimes a child doesn't get on with the doctor or you move, or they move and parents find themselves hunting a new doctor. When ours moved I seriously considered moving to be back in his work area, but he took the time to personally introduce his patients to his replacement which laid a lot of my worries to rest.

    So what would you say were the most important things to look for in a doctor for your child?
  2. thisnthat

    thisnthat Active Member

    Nov 29, 2016
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    That was nice of your doc. I hope it works out for you. When you find a good one (especially these days), you want to keep him or her.

    The main thing I look for in any doctor is one who will listen. I get so tired of being treated like a number, and I certainly won't put up with that when it comes to my kids.
  3. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2016
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    My brother's eldest daughter is a pediatrician (paediatrician) who specializes in toddlers. She always tells us that a pedia doctor should have compassion and love for children otherwise he will not be effective in his job. Putting myself on the other shoe, I guess the first thing to look for in a pediatrician is the genuine concern for the child patient. As what my niece said, the doctor should treat the child patient like his own child.

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