Parents are often encouraged to select a pediatrician before their child is born. This enables the pediatrician to examine the child shortly after birth and to spare the parents the task of finding a pediatrician during the busy days following birth. Many parents rely on recommendations from friends and family members, while others may prefer to select a pediatrician who is associated with a major children’s hospital. Regardless, parents can have the opportunity to interview the pediatrician.
During the interview, parents can learn more about the pediatrician’s background and training, and ask any questions they may have. It’s a good idea for parents to bring a list of questions that are important to them and relevant to their situation. For example, it may be especially important for one parent to select a pediatrician who is supportive of bottle feeding, while another parent may prefer a pediatrician who is accepting of attachment parenting. Parents should also ask practical questions, such as those involving what the office hours are, what to do in the event of an after-hours emergency, and how quickly appointments can be made.
The Pediatric Unit at Sunrise Children’s Hospital features specially trained pediatricians who have extensive knowledge regarding the developmental, medical, and emotional needs of youngsters. Las Vegas parents can call (702) 731-5437 to reach a registered nurse at our children’s hospital .