Kimberly - posted on 05/16/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I've just moved to the US from the UK and I was wondering what's best for my 20 month old daughter, a pediatrician or a family doctor my husband and I can go to as well. In the UK we had a GP and then a child's health visitor that I could take my daughter to if I had any concerns not big enough for the doctor to handle, the health visitor also did her weighings and measurements. My husband came home from his new job the other day after getting all his medical insurance information and said, do you want her to have a pediatrician or family doctor? and I said, I have no idea! lol
Also, my husband and I are considering trying for our second baby soon. I'd like to (after finding a doctor, of course) go for a pap smear before we start trying as I haven't had one in about 5 years, so I'm due! My question is, I have NO ONE here to watch my daughter while I go to doctor's appointments. Do doctor's usually allow you to bring your children to appointments with you?
Any helpful insight and opinions would be appreciated! :)