Children are gross. They pick their noses and cough without cover their little mouths. The little germ monster separate illness all around. This is why finding the perfect Pediatrician is the key for kids.
It’s so important to have a good doctor. But it’s even more important to like the office secretaries because they’re the ones who make or break your impression of the place. If you don’t like even one of them, you avoid contacting the office unless something is seriously wrong.
As parents, we should want to call the doctor about everything! No matter how silly the question is, but you stop to think twice if the secretaries have previously made you uncomfortable or came off rude. It’s all about trust, feeling wanted, and feeling welcomed.
You should also love your Pediatrician. That’s very important because he or she is the only taking care of your child(ren) after all. If you don’t get along with him or her, it can cause tension. You absolutely don’t want tension with your doctor. It will just cause problems.
It’s also important to have a Pediatrician who doesn’t pressure you to send your kid(s) to daycare or even stay at home. He or she should be well rounded and respectful of whatever your lifestyle is. Sometimes, this is hard to find but a doctor who looks down on your choices will make you uncomfortable. If you’re uncomfortable, chances are your kid(s) will be as well.
You also want a Pediatrician doesn’t leave you hanging when you go in and ask questions. He or she should fill your brain with so much information you know what’s exactly wrong. No matter how silly your questions may be because that’s his or her job. It shouldn’t be a problem or sounds like one. If it does, that’s a red flag.
Your kid(s) need to be comfortable with the Pediatrician as well. He or she is the only being looked at after all. If the kid(s) dislike the doctor for any reason, the visits are going to be hell. Because he or she will be hiding or acting up to show how uncomfortable the solution is for them. You definitely don’t want that. Your mood will change as well because now you have a cranky child of children to deal with.
Basically, the key to a successful doctor visit relays on the office and the Pediatrician as well. If you have both, you will be willing to go and contact them for everything. You don’t want to force yourself to go or call. You most certainly don’t want your kid(s) to feel uncomfortable. You have to feel respected and welcomed. You have your questions to be answered. Everything needs to be perfect!
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