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We recommend that you choose a pediatrician to care for your baby at least one month prior to your due date, and confirm that the pediatrician will care for newborns. Please bring with you to the hospital the name and phone number of your pediatric care provider and he/she will be notified once your baby is born. If you do not select a pediatrician, one will be assigned to you.
Tips for Finding a Pediatrician*During your pregnancy, you should choose a medical caregiver for your baby-to-be (unless you go to a family physician who can provide care for your baby). If this is your first baby, you need to understand the importance of this decision. A good pediatrician is more than a person to call when your baby has a fever. It is someone who will chart your child's development, address your concerns, and answer your questions about your child's health. And it is someone you will see regularly for sick visits and for well checkups.
The best place to begin looking for a pediatrician is with your family physician, obstetrician, family, friends, and colleagues. Ask them for recommendations and start gathering a list of names. You may also search for a pediatrician in our online Physician's Directory.
After you collect a few numbers, write up some questions and call to set up interviews. When you interview a physician, you should take into account:
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