With less than 7 weeks to go now, the pressure has been on to choose a pediatrician. We weren't thrilled with the OB recommended list, so we had to do our own research. I started where any first time mom would, I asked the people at our local dog food store.
We get our dog food at an amazing local store owned by a couple with a new baby. Last time I was buying dog food I noticed that there is a pediatrician a few doors down from the store, so I inquired with the owners if they knew anything about them. They gave them a glowing review, so I looked up the office to see if they took our insurance and they did! NJhusband called and scheduled an interview and last night we took a group tour. It's a small practice, has a strong online and email presence and has general philosophy we like. I think they will be a good fit for our family.
Things I learned from the tour:
- The annoying guy in high school who raises his hand and asks a TON of questions never grows out of it
- New dads need something to do in these meetings and will ALL simultaneously whip out a notebook and pen and take copious amount of notes. I think NJhusband filled two pages.
- Coming armed with a list of questions you have compiled from various baby books is great, but what will matter most is that inexplicable "vibe" you get from the place and its staff.
SO happy to have this checked off our list!