Things to Ask Your Child's Doctor
Whether you are bringing your newborn baby in for their first wellness check-up or you have a sick child, we encourage parents to ask questions at the visit so you feel comfortable with the care your child is receiving. Here are some suggested questions for your pediatrician:
For Wellness Check Ups:
- Do you have any concerns about my child's development?
- How can I ask a quick question during office hours?
- What is the standard immunization schedule?
- Do you have well child vs. sick child waiting areas?
- What are your philosophies on things like breast feeding, circumcision, shots, antibiotics?
- Are there other resources you suggest for information about my child's care and development?
For an Illness:
- What do you think is wrong with my child?
- What else could it be?
- What treatments would you prescribe?
- Are there alternative treatments?
- When should I expect them to be better?
- What could have prevented this?
- Do we need to come back to be rechecked?