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How To Find The Right Pediatrician

Are you searching for a pediatrician? If your kids need a new doctor or you're expecting a baby soon, give the pediatricians at The Kidz Docs in Alexandria, VA, a call.

Things to think about when choosing a pediatrician

Before you pick a pediatrician, keep these things in mind:

  • Location: How far are you willing to travel for office visits? Long drives may be less than ideal when your child isn't feeling well.
  • Availability and Accessibility: When you talk to pediatrician's offices in the Alexandria, VA, area ask how long most patients wait to see a doctor. What happens if you're worried about your child's health after normal business hours? How long will it take for a pediatrician to get back to you? How far in advance must you schedule well visits? Are same-day appointments readily available if your child is sick? Can you use the patient portal to schedule any visits?
  • Health Insurance: It's disappointing to find a pediatrician you really like only to discover that she doesn't accept your health insurance. Fortunately, most insurers list doctors that accept their plans on their websites. It's always a good idea to verify that a pediatrics office takes your insurance, as websites aren't always updated regularly.
  • Other People's Opinions: Chances are your friends or family members will be more than happy to suggest pediatricians they like. In fact, if you ask for recommendations on social media, you'll probably be flooded with recommendations. Your family doctor or OB/GYN can also offer suggestions.
  • Your Kid's Conditions or Diseases: Has the doctor treated children with your child's particular condition or disease? Chronic conditions aren't always easy to manage. Look for a pediatrician who has plenty of experience treating the condition and is familiar with the latest treatment options.
  • First Impressions: A visit is the best way to tell if a pediatrician is the best choice for your family? Is everyone you meet friendly and helpful? Does the doctor seem interested in your child and your family? Do you feel comfortable talking to her about your child's health and development?

Do you need a pediatrician in the Alexandria, VA, area? Call (703) 765-6093 to schedule an appointment with the pediatricians at The Kidz Docs.