- Consider the location, hours of operation, staff support, and general atmosphere of the office. A pediatrician’s office should always be very clean and friendly.
- Ask about the doctor’s credentials (experience, length of time being a pediatrician).
- Find out if there are other doctors in the practice who would be available to see you if your doctor cannot.
- Ask if there is time blocked out daily for sick visits as well as scheduled checkups. This prevents having to be “squeezed in” in the event of an illness.
- Ask to meet the nurses and see if you are comfortable with them. It’s okay to do this! Remember, you are the customer in this situation.
- Find out the after-hours protocol.
Nurse Chickie, The Twin Source house RN, has almost three decades of nursing experience beginning with pediatrics in 1982, and more love for her “grandbabies” than two little twins can handle.
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