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Finding a Pediatrician in Winchester
The search for a Pediatrician can be overwhelming, where do you begin? How do you choose the provider that will care for your little bundle(s) of joy? We will walk you through a few thought provoking questions to help you decide on the perfect fit for your family!
Location, location, location
Yes, location is important! Should your Pediatrician be closest to your home, your work office, or your child's daycare? In moments of sudden sickness, the locate will come into play. Would it be easier for you to be closer to your work for visits, your home or your child's daycare? Preference is up to you, but many families find it easier to have their Pediatrician closest to their child's daycare so it is easy to move from appointments to work to daycare and so on.
Will you go with a Pediatrician or Family Practice Doctor?
Most families want a Pediatrician for their baby, because they specialize in pediatrics, but you do have the option to work with a family practice doctor if you want to have the same doctor for your entire family. Family Practice Doctors can be great options if you want to stick with someone who has been your, primary care doctor, for most of your adult life.
After you figure out the location and if you will go with a Pediatrician or a Family Practice Doctor, next you have to figure out who to interview.
We aren't kidding, it's a real thing, interviewing pediatricians. You've already had to interview for a Doula and Prenatal Care provider and next on your list is Pediatricians! You are looking for a Pediatrician that you like and want to work with for the next several years of your life. Do you have family history that you want your Pediatrician to be very familiar with? Do you want a big practice or smaller practice? Do they have after hours? Do they have weekend hours? Are they familiar with Breastfeeding? Do they have IBCLCs and other postpartum specialists that they collaborate with or can refer you to? How is the front office staff? Trust us, this is important!
Who to interview?
When it comes time to pick who you will interview, write a list, call and schedule interviews with your top picks. Check out our favorites for Winchester. Winchester Pediatrics Clinic and Blue Ridge Pediatric & Adolescents Medicine and Dr. Hoebel in Front Royal. We know it is such a big decision to make, but we have so many wonderful options in the Winchester area!