How To Choose a Pediatrician That Is Right for Your Child's Needs?

Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions for new parents. 

You want your child in safe hands always, regardless of whether it’s the nanny, the photographer for your baby’s first set of photos, or their doctor. Finding a pediatrician that you trust is crucial. It ensures that your baby is getting the thorough and respected care they deserve throughout their childhood while also providing parents with peace of mind. Here are some things to consider when choosing a pediatrician here in Alexandria, VA.

The Pediatrician’s Credentials and Experience 

How long has your potential pediatrician been practicing? Are they well known in the area or are they fairly new? Do they have good reviews? What are their medical specialties, education, and experience?

It’s important to get to know as much about your potential pediatrician as possible so you can make sure that you have someone who is staying up to date on the latest treatments and care. Get to know our Alexandria, VA, pediatricians here at The Kidz Docs before coming into the office.

Office Hours and Ease of Scheduling 

You lead a busy life. The last thing you want to deal with is struggling to find a time that works for you and your pediatrician. We offer walk-in hours for sick children and teens (no appointments necessary) and we are available by phone Monday through Friday. We also have office hours Saturday mornings from 8:30 am until noon. If you have concerns or questions or need to schedule an appointment on a Sunday, our office phones are open from 8 am -12 pm.

Dealing with an after-hours emergency? No problem! Give our emergency line a call and our after-hours triage nurse will answer your call. We can talk through your child’s symptoms to determine the next step to take to get them feeling better.

Our pediatric team also offers virtual visits on Thursdays between 4 pm-8 pm and Sundays between 9 am-1 pm (just give a call to schedule a telemedicine/virtual visit)

Types of Pediatric Services 

From well-child visits for newborns and lactation supports sports physicals and travel immunizations, our team of pediatricians offers a full range of pediatric services. We also work with an amazing team of therapists, counselors, and other specialists in the area for which we can easily refer patients dealing with conditions that require more specialized treatment and care. We are here for your family.

The Kidz Docs in Alexandria, VA, offers a team of respected pediatricians, friendly staff, and comprehensive pediatric care to newborns, infants, children, and teens.

Want to schedule your child’s next checkup, or an evaluation to see if we’re a good fit for your family, call our office today at (703) 765-6093.