As a parent, you want your child to be healthy in every way. You want to give your child what the child needs in order to be happy and to reach their potential.
Toward that goal, one of the best things you can do for your child is to choose the right pediatrician. Let’s go over a few helpful tips for how to find an outstanding pediatrician for your child, and where you can go in The Woodlands and Spring to find excellent pediatric care.
#1: Choose a Pediatrician Who Values Patient Convenience
It is not surprising that patients (in this case, parents) choose doctors who are conveniently located and have convenient hours. Choose a pediatric clinic that is within your area, and start your search by looking for pediatricians that are near you.
Once you have several options to consider, look up their office hours on their website, and determine whether that would work in your schedule. Flexible hours and quick and easy appointments are invaluable.
#2: Give Yourself Plenty of Time to Find a Pediatrician
Choosing a pediatrician is key to your child’s health, so expectant mothers are urged by their OB/GYNs to choose a pediatrician before the baby arrives. Don’t rush: Ask your OB/GYN for recommendations, ask friends and local relatives for recommendations, and take your time in researching every doctor via their websites.
#3: Learn About the Doctor
For each pediatrician you are considering, check whether the doctor completed residency training in a reputable hospital or clinic. Look to see whether they have staff privileges at a hospital (which means the physician can admit your child to a hospital directly, without the need for first going through the emergency room). Hospital privileges are granted to physicians only after undergoing a lengthy review process that includes a thorough check of their medical credentials.
Also, look at the pediatrician’s reviews that have been posted online by their patients or the patients’ parents. Look for consistencies in what is being said about the doctor.
The pediatrician’s website should also have a helpful bio about them. The bio will give you a feel for how personable they are, especially if they mention their spouse, children, pets, or other family members.
Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Center in The Woodlands and Spring, TX
At Northwoods Pediatric Center, we make your child’s health and well-being our number-one priority. Our pediatricians provide comprehensive care with a personal touch. At our pediatric offices in The Woodlands and Spring, we treat everyone like family – and we maintain a culture of compassion and respect. We look forward to providing your child with high-quality medical care in a positive, kid-friendly environment.
If you have any questions about our pediatric and adolescent care services or you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our caring pediatricians, call Northwoods Pediatric Center today at (281) 296-7770 or fill out our convenient appointment request form online. We look forward to meeting you and your child, and being your pediatrician of choice!