Selecting a Pediatrician
We know this is often a difficult decision for many expecting parents to make. Sometimes, friend and coworker recommendations can assist you. Most times, expecting parents feel best when they have met with potential pediatricians, visited the office, and had the chance to ask questions ranging from medical management to philosophies on various issues. We are always happy to facilitate expecting parents being able to meet our doctors, our staff, and tour the office. Simply call the office and our staff will arrange an appointment at your convenience.
What To Do When You Have Selected A Pediatrician
Be aware of whether your selected pediatrician has the ability to see newborns at the hospital you are delivering at. If you are delivering at a hospital at which your pediatrician has privileges, simply advise the nurses as to whom that pediatrician is and they will be contacted and advised of your delivery. This will ensure that you and your newborn get a personal visit from your selected pediatrician usually the morning following the birth. If you are not delivering at a hospital at which your pediatrician has privileges, you may either choose to use the staff pediatrician or solicit recommendations of a pediatrician with privileges at that hospital to assist you. Your baby is covered under your insurance, usually for 30 days. During that time you will need to notify your insurance carrier of the birth and they will update your plan. If you delivered at a hospital at which your selected pediatrician did not attend to your newborn, call to advise them as to when the baby is to be discharged in order to arrange for follow up visits.
Links of Interest for Expecting Parents
Below are a few links to websites with a wide range of information for expecting parents. Peds First Pediatrics has no relationship with any of the sites listed below.