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How to Choose the Right Pediatrician For Your Child

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Is your first baby on the way? Maybe you’re making the move to a new city? Well, before you do it’s time to find a pediatrician for your child—one you can trust.

After all, new parents will be visiting this doctor half a dozen times during the first year for routine check-ups, and when you consider the stress of finding a new doctor, you’ll want a pediatrician who has similar child rearing philosophies as you do.

We know how easy it is to get overwhelmed while choosing a medical professional for your child. That’s why we’re here to provide the following tips for how to choose the right pediatrician for the most cherished people in your life…

1. Experience Matters

Perhaps you asked friends or family, or maybe you sought out names from a local health care database. Regardless, now that you have a few pediatricians’ names, do a background check to see where they went to medical school, where and when they did their pediatric residency, what organizations they volunteer with, if they are board-certified, and up-to-date on the latest medical health treatment policies. You can do this by searching their name in the American Board of Pediatrics website.

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