How To Choose a Pediatrician

While there may be an abundance of pediatricians in the area, you want one that you can connect with. You want to ensure that your child’s health is prioritized and that you feel comfortable asking questions. Knowing what to look for in a pediatrician can make the search easier, and Northern Medical Center is available to provide primary and pediatric care.

Dr. James Chao and Dr. Lisa Pathak bring decades of experience to our clinic. Before booking an appointment, read on for some tips on how to choose the right pediatrician for your child.

Explore Their Pediatric Services

Your child’s health will evolve as they develop. As such, you need to be sure that an array of pediatric services are covered so your child can always receive the care they need.

Some of the standard services that should be offered include:

  • Immunizations
  • Physicals
  • Behavioral/school issues
  • Strep testing and throat cultures
  • Prescriptions and refills

Knowing that you can get help from your pediatrician will allow you to confidently take care of your child, knowing any concerns or needs can be addressed with compassion and expertise.

Build a Relationship With Them

It’s important to build a relationship with your pediatrician. Consider how long the pediatrician has been in business and what the reviews are within the community.

You’ll likely be bringing your child to the pediatrician several times a year until they reach the age of 18. As such, they should be focused on building a strong relationship and providing you with age-appropriate info with each visit.

Ensure that your pediatrician will arm you with the info you need to support your child and ensure that they are getting their health concerns addressed during appointments and throughout the year.

Ensure Treatments Are Personalized

Every treatment should be personalized, so be sure that your pediatrician will take the time to listen to your concerns, talk to you about your child, and provide a personalized approach to their care.

You can discuss your child’s needs with Dr. Chao or Dr. Pathak. With decades of experience and specializations in chronic conditions, they deliver exceptionally personalized care to every patient. Finding a pediatrician for your little one doesn’t have to be a challenge. Schedule an appointment online with Northern Medical Center in Middletown, NY, or call our office at 845-800-5118.

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