How to Select a Pediatrician

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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