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Selecting a Pediatrician

It’s best to select your pediatrician before you give birth because you’ll have enough going on after the baby comes, and because your baby will have several appointments within his or her first few weeks of life.

Start making a list of pediatricians that your friends and family members recommend, interview several and then consider:

  • The pediatrician’s location and office hours
  • If the pediatrician is board certified, which means he or she has passed a rigorous exam given by the American Board of Pediatrics
  • Whether or not the pediatrician accepts your insurance plan or, if you’re paying privately, what fees you can expect
  • The pediatrician’s philosophy of care
  • If you feel comfortable with his or her style and the staff in the office

Find a pediatrician here

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Network

This site is part of the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare network of Web sites, which covers a variety of topics using the same philosophy: When it comes to medical care, we know that you have a lot of options. And we want you to know that you're more than a patient to us. You're an individual. We would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with state-of-the-art medical care and down-to-earth, personalized attention.

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