4 Important Tips to Choose a Right Paediatrician

Your baby is due in a few weeks and you are all set to welcome the new member of the family. But along with all the excitement, worries also make their presence felt. “Will I be able to take care of my child in the best possible way? Who can I turn to for reliable advice?” Choosing a pediatrician might not appear important during the initial stage of pregnancy, but then comes a deluge of Questions  ‘When to start consulting, whom to consult, and what to ask, the list just goes on!!   When to start looking out for a pediatrician? It is advisable to start the search early and arrive at a decision before your due date. End of the second trimester is ideally a good time to do this. By this time you’ll know what you want and also you will get some more time to look for other possible options.   Whom to ask? Start your search by asking for referrals from friends and family. You can also ask your Gynaecologist for referrals. Once you have jotted down a few names, cross check it with your insurance company if these centers are covered under your policy.     Do your homework Check for these before you meet your pediatrician face to face Doctor’s qualifications and experience How long has she been practicing? How far is the clinic from your home? Is the doctor a solo practitioner or practices with a group of doctors? Availability of a Paediatric Specialist if required What facilities are available at the clinic- outpatient and inpatient services, labs, imaging etc. Does the doctor...