How to Choose 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.
For more valuable information on what to expect during your pregnancy how
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