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The pediatric offices within Rochester Regional Health are comprised of caring teams of board-certified pediatricians, advanced-degree providers, and nurses, all with the knowledge and training necessary to offer exemplary care to you and your family.
Our providers take their experience one step further–they love to offer compassionate, thorough pediatric care to your infants, children, and teens, and cannot wait to watch your children grow.
Pediatric care, just like so many other facets of medicine, is not one size fits all. We want you and your family to feel comfortable with us, especially as we will be seeing a lot of each other during the first few years of your child’s life.
Friends, co-workers, and family members offer great insight into their own pediatrician choices. Some ideas for questions to ask friends include:
These questions can give you a solid basis for finding a pediatrician. You may still want to ask potential pediatricians questions when you meet them, though, to ensure that your plans for your children align with how they practice.
One of your first considerations may be the convenience of your provider’s office. As a large health system, we have pediatric offices across Rochester and the Finger Lakes regions. This can be an excellent way to narrow down providers before you schedule a consultation.
After scheduling a prenatal consultation, you may want to have a list of questions for your pediatrician. Those questions may include:
Before you schedule a prenatal appointment with a provider, ask about office policies like vaccines, lateness, and cancellations to see if they align with your lifestyle.
Sometimes, you and your child’s pediatrician just don’t click–that’s perfectly normal. It’s suggested that you see the pediatrician a few times, unless there has been blatant disrespect or misdiagnosis.
Before you “break up” with your child’s pediatrician, be sure to find a new provider. Then, once you have that new pediatrician, call your current provider’s office and ask them to transfer your family’s records to the new office.
If you, your child, and your pediatrician aren’t clicking, there is no shame in finding someone new. You will be seeing a lot of them in the coming years, and it’s important that you feel comfortable with them and know they have your child’s best interests at heart.