Continuing on my line of moving questions, I am faced with a decision that I am hesitant to make for fear of choosing incorrectly. I need to find a new pediatrician for my kids in our new neighborhood.
I LOVE the pediatrician we see now--but we happened on him by fluke. When I was at the hospital, in labor with my first baby, they asked who our pediatrician was. I hadn't talked to any doctors yet, and in fact, I'd only even heard one name. So that's who I said. Turns out, he wasn't accepting new patients, but when my daughter was put into the NICU and the nurses called him, he showed up anyway.
I don't think that system of choosing a doctor is going to work again...
How did you find your pediatrician?
What do you look for when choosing a doctor?
What if you don't like the doctor after the first visit--how and when would you make a switch?
Any other tips for finding a good pediatrician?
This is something that, I feel, is very important. I am trusting a single person with the health and well-being of my children in an area that I can't take care of myself. In most instances, I would go on word-of-mouth recommendations from other mothers whose opinion I trust, but I'm moving to a place where I don't know anyone. So, I'm kinda on my own here and I would love to hear any suggestions and advice you can give!