Along with nursery decorations and birthing classes, prenatal consultations
are a usual part of preparing for your baby. Selecting a
serving Lee’s Summit is one of the most important decisions you can
make for your child, as your family doctor will likely be overseeing your
son’s or daughter’s growth for the next decade or more. Baby
doctors are accustomed to meeting with parents in anticipation of their
new arrivals, so when you see a pediatrician, keep in mind these guidelines:
Find Out Office Policies
Before you delve into how a pediatrician might
approach the care of your child, you should know if choosing a particular doctor is feasible given your
specific needs. Unless you are willing to pay out-of-pocket expenses for
a physician, inquire ahead of time if his or her office accepts your health
insurance policy. You should also ask about appointment availability,
office hours, and urgent care options.
Assess Bedside Manner
As you speak with a pediatrician about his or her services, you should
be assessing demeanor and how easily you can discuss your concerns. A
baby doctor that appears distracted or rushed for time may not be the
right one for you. You should never feel hesitant to bring up your concerns,
and how a pediatrician engages you now is a good indicator of future behavior as well.
Learn Treatment Methods
Your child’s pediatric care will play a significant role in his
or her overall development. A pediatrician’s practices, including
his or her approach to immunizations, antibiotics, and other prevention
and treatment measures, can greatly impact the health of your baby. Knowing
and feeling at ease about a family doctor’s healthcare philosophy
is key before deciding to move forward with your pediatrician decision.
Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, Blue Springs Pediatrics, and Raintree
Pediatrics welcome parents to schedule prenatal consultations at any of
our locations. To meet our pediatric care experts, call Lee’s Summit
Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600, Blue Springs Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520,
or Raintree Pediatrics at (816) 525-4700. You can also view our website to
learn more about our complete pediatric services.