How to choose a pediatrician - have your son is most important to you and want the right person to address it, cure and prevent any disease, we need a doctor and do not know who. In general you should think that the best doctor is the one that best fits your needs and your child, you should try to select someone who is related with your way of thinking and that can solve problems in your child.
A common practice in our country is that the gynecologist will "impose" who is going to take care of your child, although this practice can be successful sometimes you close the "choice" the person that you believe suitable for take care of your child, it is therefore important to attend a prenatal visit to meet with the pediatrician before your baby is born.
Here are some ways to help you make the right decision:
Be preferable to try to find a pediatrician before your child is born: Many questions about what you expect from your child and their care is not resolved because the pediatrician did not know until after your child is born, prenatal care is a good choice to solve your doubts about the birth and care of the baby.
Choose a qualified pediatrician: It is important to choose a well prepared person can answer your questions, I suggest you choose a pediatrician certified by the Mexican Council of Certification in Pediatrics which makes it more likely that your doctor meets the requirements.
Choose a Pediatrician updated: Working in one institution (Hospital Institutional particular) says that the pediatrician will work actively with patients and is easier than it is updated. Staying active partner of companies or which frequently go to conferences or you usually speak to you this news that is updated and now Internet allows you to be constantly updated through magazines, medical websites and courses through it.
Choose someone available: If you have questions or problems arise you usually want someone who will answer you, check that your pediatrician can be easily reached by pager or cell phone, you have partners you can attend when he is not available and find out if you can get care for a medical specialist either by phone or in person.
Access to hospitals: It is important that you find out which hospitals your physician may perform patient care and custody because of an emergency you can go to a nearby hospital in case of detention can have all the support from your doctor. It is also important to know that most major hospitals and prestigious scholars have more stringent requirements for the election of physicians may hospitalize patients, which usually assures you a better quality of care by your doctor .
Can you answer your questions and concerns?: Your pediatrician should be able to answer your questions in simple language you can understand and support you if you have questions about your treatment or how to proceed, cuestiónalo, there are different ways of seeing things, but is important that your doctor can solve your problems, many problems of childhood did not require medication and it is important that you understand.
Trust: It's important that your pediatrician will inspire confidence, especially you up with their actions and explain to you, unfortunately if you have someone great but you do not have confidence I suggest you find another option. Trust is essential and you must maintain communication with the pediatrician selected, most of the suffering of the child "is not life threatening" but may be sometimes long and tedious search someone who can support and provide quiet, do not expect miracle cures who will offer them can not be as appropriate.
Man or woman? "Younger or older?: Pediatricians old may have experience but often many do not stay as current as the youngest. The pediatrician can sometimes be more maternal and have experience as mothers, men generally are seen as safer and stronger. I suggest you select a pediatrician for their treatment and give you confidence and try not to let you influence by their age or sex.
Does it give you enough time?: Today pending is inevitable and even more crowded clinics, however attempts to assess whether the time your doctor gives you the right to answer your questions and concerns, remember though that time is valuable and try not to engage others who are also expected. Very short queries are not suitable unless it meets your expectations.
Consider the child: Dealing with children is important and sometimes difficult, sometimes crying is something that can not be avoided but I suggest someone that place the child and to be patient because he is the real patient.
Style of medical practice: Medicine is an art and a science, so that different doctors have different styles of care for their patients, it is important that you find out the style that is the doctor you choose and the way they handle situations:
* There are doctors who listen to their patients and give you explanations, others are cold and practical.
* Some doctors indicate many drugs or therapeutic actions immediately while others are more cautious and conservative and observe the evolution of the disease before starting invasive and avoid excessive use of drugs.
If you see may be different styles of practice that may be valid, but you must choose who you adjust more and feel more comfortable.
Workgroups: These days, due to the heavy workload many pediatricians working in groups, this usually gives you a greater availability of care, even outside normal office hours, usually form groups of pediatricians with different subspecialties and give you better support retaining the attention of your doctor. overall benefits are many, but sometimes you have to accommodate you in every way they work.
Beware of recommendations: The perfect pediatrician a friend might not be ideal for you, try to select based on their treatment, their knowledge, the recommendations are good but be sure amoldarte to her nature, although Gynecologists sometimes decide who will take care of your child's good that you know before deciding whether it is the right choice or make your own decision.
Confidence will not be buying ... if you found a pediatrician who fits your needs and solve your problems, it is probably appropriate to promote a relationship of mutual trust that will benefit even more to your (s) son (s)