Medical care, Health care

Does your Child's Doctor offer any Parenting Advice?

I remember taking my young second child to a pediatrician in Rochester, New York. He  was my usual pediatrician's partner because my doctor was ill or not able to be in the office. The man asked me a couple of questions, looked quickly at baby Geoffrey and that was that. He patted me on the back as said "You are doing a great job" and left the room.  It was snowing outside and I wondered why I had bothered to come. I will never forget that visit. When I  built my own office on starting my pediatric practice, I added a classroom to the back. It held about 30 people and there was always standing room only. I still hear from many of the parents and their children.  

A friend told me that when she goes to a doctor she types a list of questions and makes a copy. If a doctor does not answer the questions, she stands in front of the door and hands him or her the questions.  No parent should leave without having their questions answered. I must admit I am not seeing the quality of pediatrics  I saw formerly. Is making money so important that doctors have to push parents and kids out the door? That is unacceptable.












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