How Credentialed Is Your Doctor?
Look for these key designations attached to your pediatrician's name.
- Board certified: A pediatrician has completed med school as well as a three-year residency in pediatrics, but a board-certified pediatrician has also passed a series of rigorous exams, which he'll routinely retake.
- AAP member: Check to see if a potential doctor belongs to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which indicates that he adheres to the organization's guidelines and standards.
- FAAP listing: These four letters mean that a doctor belongs to the AAP and is board certified.
Originally published in American Baby magazine.
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