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Choosing a Pediatrician

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Choosing a Pediatrician

You should select a pediatrician before your baby is born. Ask your obstetrician for names, and talk with other parents about the pediatricians they use. Many pediatricians offer a special time for parents to come and visit the office, learn about the physicians and staff, and ask questions. There may or may not be a charge for this visit. Before you spend time interviewing prospective pediatricians, make sure their services are covered by your insurance.

Here are some points to consider when choosing a pediatrician:


Location:

  • Is the office near your home or place of work?
  • How long does it take to get there during rush hour?
  • Is parking convenient?
  • Does the practice have more than one office?
  • Are the same pediatricians at the same offices all the time?

The office:

  • What are the office hours? Are there weekend and/or evening hours?
  • How do you make an appointment?
  • Is there a special time when you can call in to “Ask the Doctor”?
  • Is this pediatrician listed as a provider on your insurance plan? Is he or she affiliated with a hospital on your insurance plan?
  • How long do you have to wait in the office before you are seen?
  • Is there a separate waiting area for sick children?
  • Does the office staff seem friendly and interested in children?

The pediatrician:

  • Does the pediatrician have a specialty or area of interest?
  • Will your child see the same pediatrician for all visits?
  • Whom should you call if your child gets sick during the night or on weekends?

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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