Before your little one makes his arrival, it is important to choose a
serving Lee’s Summit. Though your obstetrician may be able to offer
advice about newborn care, once your child is born, his wellbeing should
be looked after by a professional trained in pediatric care. Many pediatricians
offer prenatal consultations so that you can meet with them before selecting
a physician for your baby. During these appointments, come prepared to
ask the following questions:
What are your credentials?
Knowing the professional background of a pediatrician can help you decide
if his expertise and affiliations meet your standards. During your prenatal
consultations, you might want to inquire about
where the doctor went to medical school or had his residency. You may also want to ask about his American Board
of Pediatrics certification. If you are already aware of an ailment that
your unborn baby has or might develop, you should also discuss his ability
to manage and treat that particular health condition.
Do you have patient testimonials?
As qualified as a prospective pediatrician may be, a bedside manner that
suits your expectations and your child’s needs is also important.
One way that you can ascertain if a baby doctor’s demeanor matches
your requirements is to assess it through patient testimonials. At your
prenatal consultations, see if the pediatrician in question can provide
statements from past or present patients that highlight his manner of
engagement with his patients.
What are your pediatric urgent care options?
If at any point your child suffers from a high fever or another serious
condition that may require urgent care, you should know where to turn
for immediate help. So when vetting prospective baby doctors, ask about
their pediatric urgent care services. Should an injury or illness call
for more extensive medical treatment, you may also want to inquire about
a pediatrician’s hospital affiliations. Not only can these answers
help you decide between children’s doctors, but they can also give
you peace of mind about your child’s future care.
Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, Blue Springs Pediatrics, and Raintree
Pediatrics all offer prenatal consultations.
For more information, call Lee’s Summit Physicians Group at (816) 524-5600, Blue Springs
Pediatrics at (816) 554-6520, or Raintree Pediatrics at (816) 525-4700.
Our pediatric care experts would be happy to address your questions and concerns.