Help Choosing a Pediatrician
You will need to choose a doctor to take care of your baby. For help finding
a doctor, talk with co-workers, family, friends and your own OB doctor
about recommendations. Also, check with your insurance coverage to see
what newborn services your plan will cover and ask if there is a list
of participating pediatricians. The best time to choose a doctor is before
the baby is born. This includes making an appointment to see or talk to
the doctor while you are still pregnant and asking questions about baby
care. When making that appointment, ask the office staff if the doctor
is still accepting new newborn patients for the month that you are due.
Also ask if the doctor accepts patients covered by your insurance. Find
out about both sick and well-baby visits.