Story by: Mandy Raidt on May 4, 2017
As if becoming a new parent wasn’t challenging in and of itself, it comes with a host of decisions to be made prior to baby’s arrival. From choosing the safest car seat or crib to the perfect baby name, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the things that need to be selected for you baby.
Choosing the right pediatrician for your family is a decision best made before the birth of your baby. Because a new baby typically will have a first checkup with a pediatrician during his or her first week, selecting one prior to delivery will eliminate a lot of stress in an already stressful first week at home.
You want to be sure you are comfortable with and trust the physician who will be a major source of information, advice and medical support for your child for the next 17+ years.
To help guide you through your decision, Norton Children’s Medical Group has provided a list of top questions to ask when choosing a pediatrician: