Log In Sign Up

How to find a pediatrician?

Forum: Children's Health


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Children's Health LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
March 19th, 2010, 01:04 PM
girlggc's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,053
Okay, I'm still ttc, but I'm already thinking about this. How do I go about finding a good pediatrician? None of my friends have kids, except for one who lives in another state, so I can't ask around. I looked at the list of ones my insurance covers as a starting point, but I still don't want to pick randomly off of a list! Any help on the subject would be appreciated.

Thank you to pattyandthemoos for the beautiful siggie!

Reply With Quote
March 19th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Home
Posts: 5,644
When I was pregnant and started looking for a pediatrician, I was new to the area so I had no one to ask either. I used the insurance list as a starting point, and more or less started to Google the doctors. There are websites that rate doctors. Once you narrow it down to a couple of pediatricians, you can interview the pediatricians.

I actually wasn't able to get the pediatrician that I had in mind b/c he happened to be on vacation when I had my little one. I ended up going with another pediatrician in the same practice who I absolutely adore.

Good luck!

Reply With Quote
March 19th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Dakotas_mom's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 10,471
Send a message via MSN to Dakotas_mom Send a message via Yahoo to Dakotas_mom Send a message via Skype™ to Dakotas_mom

I didn't have any friends around here to ask either so I asked my OB whose she though was good and I also asked who they used at the hospital where I delivered. I ended up using the same one the Labor unit uses and I love her.

Reply With Quote
March 19th, 2010, 05:33 PM
JessP's Avatar Lovin life and family
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 22,034
Send a message via MSN to JessP Send a message via Yahoo to JessP
With my first I asked my OB and started using the one that they recommended. After having some problems with them ie them telling me it was my fault my daughter had an ear infection I found a new one. By that time I had made some friends and asked around. I called the offices of the ones that people suggested and made an appointment. I like recommendations but have learned that it doesn't always pan out . Good luck I hope you find one that is great.

Thanks .:Shortcake:. for my great siggie

Reply With Quote
March 19th, 2010, 09:30 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Lonestar State
Posts: 50,214
I always start with the insurance list. Then I go to location (because I'm in a large metro area). Then I go to office size (because the bigger they are, the less friendly/personable they seem to be), then I google websites & ratings. Specifically on websites, I'm looking for two things - (1) age, because I want someone old enough to have a clue but young enough to have fresh knowledge (from med school and their own children) since the medical field is constantly learning and a parent understands parents better than a non-parent and (2) someone who shares my beliefs. I'm both AP and TP in my parenting style, so I want to find someone who is flexible like I am. Someone who is ultra AP or TP won't work.
Reply With Quote
April 24th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 52
I would ask your OB or another doctor you trust for some recommendations and see if they support your insurance.
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0