The doctor may be overbooked and overscheduled, too, so making the most of your time together is important. What are the best ways to communicate your concerns and questions?
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Today, doctors are pressured to see more patients in less time and to spend less time with each patient. Insurance issues, such as the need for referrals, complicate patient care for parents as well as doctors and their offices. The increasing complexities of the health care system mean that parents have to play a more active role in their kids' care. In the past, parents may have known far less about their kids' health, growth, and development. Now, health information is readily available online, in bookstores, and on TV, letting parents be more informed than ever before.
This is good news, because parents who actively participate in their kids' health care help to ensure the best care possible. In some cases, though, parents who do their own research may find incomplete or inaccurate medical and health information.
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Parents armed with stacks of printouts from unreliable Internet sources could find themselves at odds with a tense and frustrated doctor who doesn't have time to agree or disagree with each piece of information. Another common problem that may hinder a good relationship with your doctor is unrealistic expectations or an unwillingness to trust a doctor's diagnosis or treatment of a minor illness.
For example, many parents expect a drug or medicine for common colds , when a wait-and-see approach is often better. As a result, some doctors may feel pressured to give in to parental expectations for prescriptions or treatment, even when it's not necessary or in the best interest of the child's health.
Open communication and reasonable expectations are the key to building a better relationship with your child's doctor. Your pediatrician , family doctor, or nurse practitioner can also help you with other children's health issues, including exercise, nutrition, and weight issues; behavioral and emotional issues; how to cope with family issues, such as death, separation, and divorce; and how to understand and seek treatment for learning disabilities. Good communication is a two-way street. You can aid communication by letting the doctor know that you trust him or her to care for your child. Mothers who give birth in a hospital can request that all newborn procedures occur at their bedside.
At no time should the baby be left in the nursery without a parent or family member watching.
If you want your baby to receive only breast milk, you should personally see to it that no supplementary bottles with sugar water or formula are given. Other examples of "routine" newborn procedures that are discussed at length in the book with reasons to consider postponement or avoidance: Vitamin K injection "Are all babies eally born with a "deficiency" of Vitamin K?www.cantinesanpancrazio.it/components/vewurif/244-possibile-spiare-iphone.php
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I can only give limited information on my posts, so please read the book or set up a private consultation for answers to all of your questions and concerns That is the most common question that parents ask. One child might be talking at 15 months and another child, even in the Yet the 2-year-old might have been riding a tricycle at 18 months.
Sometimes, the decision to delve deeper into what might be a problem is mostly for reassurance, both for the pediatrician and the parent. It is never a mistake to ask questions and have your concerns addressed. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Log In. Forgot account? Not Now. Community See All. About See All.
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