Can't find the right doctor for my 22 month old! help!

Becky - posted on 07/06/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have a 22 month old son, he was a preemie so my husband and i spent months in the doctors office [going every week] to make sure everything was ok with him. We have switch doctors a couple of times because I was not please or comfortable with how they treated me or my son. The last doctors office we went to for his 12 month shots kept "running out" but finally after the 3rd time around, they were extremely rough while giving my son his shots and gave me an attitude when i asked questions about his health. Though i take good care of my son and he has never gotten anything more than the sniffles, i feel like a terrible mother not finding a perfect doctor for him... what should i do? any suggestions? [chicago]

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Renee - posted on 07/18/2010

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My daughter Emma also was 7 weeks premature. If you are not comfortable with your doctor then you are doing the right thing by looking for a new one. Once you find your ped it will click. With a preemie we are more protective than as with a normal birth. At least I know I am. My daughters were 7 weeks early, 3 weeks early and 1 week early.

Melanie - posted on 07/17/2010

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thanks Ghislaine for answering my question so promptly. I think Ms Caballero is doing very well with her son. good on you.

Ghislaine - posted on 07/17/2010

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Premmie is a premature baby usually a term for a baby born before 37weeks gestation

Melanie - posted on 07/17/2010

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can u explain what a preemie is? i think u should keep switching doctors until u find the right one for ur son. u don't have to put up with doctors who don't want to listen to u.

Ghislaine - posted on 07/15/2010

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I hear what your saying regards finding a good Dr my daughter was a premmie she was born at 26weeks.
Not sure how premmie your son was but the issue I always found was for the first couple of years you need someone that understands premmie babies as many are only used to dealing with the norm.
My suggestion would be contact the neonatal unit your son was at and ask if any of the neonatolagists would reccomend a pediatrician that understands about premmie babies.
But if he isn't struggling too much with development then do as the others have suggested ask your family doctor or friends and neighbours take advantage of other peoples experiences good and bad

Danielle - posted on 07/14/2010

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my son was preemie and his dr is actually the one i had as a kid and his son. they are in practice together. though i take care of my son he spent months in and out of the hospital. my sons dr is great. between his pcp and specialist he is in great hands. Altoona pa

Melissa - posted on 07/12/2010

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Our son was also a preemie (7 weeks early) and he actually arrived the week I was supposed to be interviewing pediatricians! My husband loves the doctors in the family practice where he goes, so we asked them for a referral. All four of the doctors in the practice and several of the nurses all recommended the same practice.

I am so glad we took their recommendation! Our pediatricians and their staff are fantastic. They are extremely gentle, very punctual, have separate waiting rooms for sick and well kids and they NEVER rush through an appointment.

I am the type of mom who always goes into the appointment with a written list of questions. The pediatrician literally sits down and goes through the list with me.

Long story short, I would talk to doctors that you do like and ask for their recommendations and talk to any friends or neighbors who have kids in your area to see who they use (or who they would avoid). Good luck!

Jacqui - posted on 07/09/2010

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Don't blame yourself, unfortunately there alot of doctors missing that 'bedside manner' sadly it could be a method of trial and error, the first doctor I had my daughter with was very un-child friendly but I was lucky that the next GP i went to was great and loves kids, and has become mine and my husbands GP as well now.
Chin up and keep trying.

Shannon - posted on 07/08/2010

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do u have a family doctor for yourself? i know that my family doctor is wonderful with my daughter who i had to have an emergency c-section with. i dont know where your from or anything but i live in Muskegon, Michigan and there are some good doctors here...if u live in my town i can refer u to my daughters doctor.

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