What to Ask When Choosing a Pediatrician
Selecting the right newborn pediatrician for your little one should not be taken lightly. But knowing the right questions ahead of time can help you make a well-informed decision and find one that you truly trust.
Below are some questions to ask when interviewing and choosing a pediatrician. Take your time when choosing a pediatrician, do not rush into it. Ask each pediatrician these questions and choose the physician you feel most comfortable with. It is also good to ask your friends and family for any pediatricians they would recommend.
We’ve also provided Coastal Kids’ responses to these questions.
Coastal Kids has weekend office hours on both Saturday and Sunday mornings with a nurse.
Coastal Kids has doctor phone call coverage throughout the night.
One of our Coastal Kids pediatricians will examine your newborn infant every morning after delivery during your hospital stay.
Coastal Kids has separate sick and well waiting rooms in all of our offices.
All of the physicians at Coastal Kids are board-certified pediatricians, as well as fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Yes, one of our Coastal Kids physicians will be available for same-day sick visits.
Will the pediatricians give advice regarding sleep schedules, nutrition and developmental milestones?
Yes, Coastal Kids’ pediatricians will help guide parents with all issues regarding your child including sleep issues, nutrition, behavior and development.
Coastal Kids follows the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, but will work with parents requesting an alternative schedule, and that are willing to except at least some vaccines.