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.
Blood Tests: How to prepare your child
Blood Tests: How to prepare your child

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  • Be honest with your child, but don’t dwell on the negative.
  • Find a time to talk to your child when you can give your undivided attention and there is plenty of time to answer questions.
  • Staying calm yourself will help you focus on your child’s needs.
Understanding how to make the healthcare system work for your family
Understanding how to make the healthcare system work for your family

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  • Get organized ahead of time so that everything is already taken care of in case of an emergency.
  • When picking your health insurance, think about what your family’s medical needs are.
  • Take the time to find a primary care pediatrician with whom you can develop a long-term relationship of trust.
  • Don’t skip well-child visits or immunizations; they are a very important part of your child’s overall health.
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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