Family Practice doctor vs. Pediatrician?

Posted on: Thu, 03/25/2004 - 10:17pm
MomTo2's picture
Joined: 01/23/2004 - 09:00

For several reasons, including our current doctor's laid back reaction to our dd's pa, we are looking for a new doctor. We're not sure whether to try a family practice doctor or a pediatrician...what has your experience been with either/both? Thanks.

Posted on: Thu, 03/25/2004 - 10:52pm
ABreitner's picture
Joined: 07/02/2002 - 09:00

We have been seeing a family doctor and I really like seeing one person for the entire family. We don't really need much from him in terms of allergy issues because Ben is under the care of an excellent pediatric allergist. Our first pediatrician retired shortly after diagnosing his allergies then we went to a family doctor. After that we relocated and I tried a pediatric's practice but was not happy with it. They have about 10 doctors and I just didn't like seeing someone different each time. Now we are seeing another family doctor and I am very happy with the care. What I did was to make an appointment for myself first (I was due for a thyroid checkup anyway) and talked to him about the rest of the family. Good luck in making the decision.


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