We just moved, and I'm looking for a doctor for my child. Where should I begin? – Julia Finding a new doctor isn't always easy. Consider asking friends, neighbors, or colleagues for recommendations. You also can get recommendations from area hospitals and medical schools, or request a list of board-certified pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and board-certified family physicians from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Local hospital referral services, the local pediatric or medical society office, medical directories in public libraries, online searches, and even the yellow pages also may be helpful. Once you have a list of finalists compiled, schedule meetings with them to find the one who's right for your child. Back to Articles Related Articles Choosing a Pediatrician for Your New Baby Along with considering baby names and buying a crib, choosing the right health care provider should be on your to-do list when you're expecting. Read More Talking to Your Child's Doctor Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations. Read More Preparing Your Child for Visits to the Doctor When kids know they're "going to the doctor," many become worried about the visit. Here's how to help them. Read More Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions Involving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults. Read More When Your Child Outgrows Pediatric Care Help your teen or young adult make the transition from pediatric health care to adult health care. Get tips on finding a new doctor and getting health insurance. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.