Visiting the Pediatrician
The Good-Patient Guide
One of the people you'll rely on most during your baby's first year is your pediatrician. Follow these tips to keep her happy to see you -- again and again.
- Treat the office staff and nurses with as much respect as you do the doctor. Word gets around.
- Schedule enough time for the appointment. If you have special concerns to discuss, let the receptionist know.
- Take along a list of questions and show it to your pediatrician at the beginning of your appointment -- don't wait until she's walking out the door to mention your biggest worries.
- Show trust in your doctor's judgment. Remember that medicine, like parenting, is not an exact science.