Here at Nuby Pediatrics, we encourage you to ask any questions you may have when coming to your Prenatal Consultation. Here is a list of our most asked questions and of course feel free to make a list of your own! We look forward to seeing you!
1. “TELL ME ABOUT YOUR OFFICE.”
Office hours and locations, contact numbers, hospital affiliations, and basic biographical information is fairly standard on every medical practice website. Use the web to get the basics, but let the doctor tell you where he thinks his office really shines. This open-ended approach gives the doctor an opportunity to say what he thinks is the most important, interesting, or significant about the place where he works.
If the doctor does not cover any specific question you have about the function of the office, then ask.
2. “WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME A PEDIATRICIAN?”
The million-dollar question. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the person behind the white coat. Of all the medical specialties, why did she choose to take care of kids?
3. “WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ANTIBIOTICS AND VACCINATIONS?”
For most doctors in pediatric healthcare, antibiotics and vaccinations are common medical interventions.
How a doctor chooses to use antibiotics, and for what illnesses, does vary. With the increasing concern of antibiotic resistance and super-infections, having a physician who can clearly define when antibiotic use is appropriate for your child is important.
A physician’s beliefs and attitudes towards vaccinations will affect the recommendations they may or may not provide. Allowing a doctor to openly express his opinion on immunizations can begin a productive dialog about this very important topic.
4. “WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?”
Does this doctor have a passion for the underserved? Does he love to see kids with chronic illnesses, like asthma or ADHD? Does she love to teach?
Asking a doctor to share the best part of his job may reveal a common interest. Or, allow you to determine if your family’s needs will be best supported.
5. “WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?”
Pediatricians often look alike on paper. We all go to medical school, complete a pediatric residency, and get certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.