Monday, April 8, 2013

Ask Us Anything: How Can I Select A Pediatrician?

"I am giving birth at Sisters Hospital. Do we need to have a pediatrician selected before delivery? How can I make sure I select a pediatrician who will work with us from birth?"

Mary D'Angelo, Director of Maternal Child Services at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Responds:

Thank you for choosing to have your baby at Sisters Hospital. It is an honor and a privilege that we do not take lightly.

Most pediatricians see babies at Sisters Hospital or have an arrangement for someone to cover them and see new babies in the hospital.

It is a good idea to make an appointment to meet with the pediatrician you are considering as a kind of interview. This will assure you that you are comfortable with him or her and their practice style. You can also ask whether they would see the baby in the hospital or have someone else do it.

Lisa Smith, Nurse Manager of Newborn Nursery at Sisters Hospital, Adds:

We will need to know who will be taking care of your baby when you go home, as we will be sending your baby's doctor information with clinical tests and exams that were done in the hospital.
Some pediatricians don't come to the hospital, in which case we will have a pediatrician from the hospital see your baby until discharge.

When choosing a pediatrician, it is important to know that they will accept your insurance. Many parents also like to choose a pediatrician that lives close by.

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Visit our website to learn more about childbirth at Sisters Hospital.

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