One important thing to look for in a pediatrician
One important thing to look for in a pediatrician
  • Report shows learning about child development and health has a measurable effect on outcomes.
  • Pediatricians are children's health experts that want to educate parents.
  • Well-child visits are an opportunity for parents to get information and strategies they'll soon need.
Building a good relationship with your pediatrician
Building a good relationship with your pediatrician

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  • Find a pediatrician who is a good fit with your family and who shares similar views on health issues.
  • Staying on top of well-child visits helps your pediatrician monitor your child’s growth and development, keep your child up-to-date on immunizations, and provide advice on any issues.
  • To get the most out of your visits, be sure to eliminate distractions, be familiar with your insurance plan, and arrive on time.
Tips on Making Your Pediatrician Visit a Success
Tips on Making Your Pediatrician Visit a Success

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  • Spending time with your child role-playing, explaining any procedures, and talking about why it is good to visit the doctor will help your child feel less anxious about the visit.
  • Write down any questions beforehand and be ready to provide the doctor with any needed information. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something.
  • If you act like going to the doctor is a positive experience, your children will be more likely to feel the same.

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