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When is the best time to search for a pediatrician for my baby?

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The best time to start searching for a pediatrician is in the last few weeks before your expected due date, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Families that move or change insurance are encouraged to find a doctor well before the child needs a checkup or becomes sick.

From: Shopping for a Pediatrician WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Philip Itkin, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, Omaha Children's Clinic. Lilybell Nakamura. A. Todd Davis, MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Lynette Ursal.


Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

SOURCES: Philip Itkin, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, Omaha Children's Clinic. Lilybell Nakamura. A. Todd Davis, MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Lynette Ursal.


Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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