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how to choose a pediatrician There’s a lot to consider when choosing a pediatrician, because you want them to be the right fit for your family. Here are some things to think about.

  • Where did they go to medical school? Are they board certified?
  • How long have they been practicing?
  • What hospital are they affiliated with?
  • Does their practice accept your insurance?
  • Are they located nearby?
  • What is their availability and are they easy to get an appointment with?
  • What is the best way to get in contact with them with questions outside of appointments?
  • Do they have kids of their own?
  • Does their philosophy on things such as breastfeeding, formula-feeding, co-sleeping, sleep training, circumcisions, sleep training, vaccines, antibiotics, potty training, alternative medicine, etc. align with yours?
  • Are they a good listener?
  • How comfortable do you feel with them?