Tips for Choosing a Pediatric Care Center
When it comes to choosing the right pediatric care center, it’s never too early to start. In this video, Dr. Amy Fan recommends beginning your search around the second trimester so that you have enough time to discover what is important to you plus time to reach out to different pediatricians and find one that works best for you.
Dr. Fan goes on to explain that the pediatric care center of your choice may also provide prenatal care services as well, giving you the opportunity to start building that relationship early.
The first step in this process is sitting down with your parenting team and discussing what values are most important to you, your beliefs, and your lifestyle. You want a care team that matches your values and your communication style so that you feel the most comfortable throughout your infant’s life. It is also suggested that you look at the logistics of the pediatric care center including distance from your residence, the hours they are open, the ease of communication, and their options for communication after hours. Finally, take the time to sit down with the doctor and discuss what you are looking for so you know exactly what to expect.