A guide to caring for your newborn Choosing a pediatrician

<p>Choosing a pediatrician</p>

There are many things to consider when choosing a pediatrician. It is important that you have trust and confidence in your child’s health care providers. It is also important to have a pediatrician who is in your neighborhood or as close to home as possible. This will make your visits easier and more convenient. Here are some questions to consider when choosing a pediatrician:

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You can be confident the providers at Texas Children’s Pediatrics (TCP) are among the nation’s best. All TCP providers are affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, which is ranked the #1 children’s hospital in Texas and one of the top two in the nation. 

  • Is your provider connected to a larger health system with assess to subspecialists (doctors who specialize in certain diseases and conditions)? 
  • Does your provider use an electronic (online) medical record? Is the provider able to communicate with you electronically?
  • When your provider is out of the office, who will be there to cover for him/her?
  • Will you have access to medical advice after hours and on weekends, if needed?

For more information on choosing a pediatrician, see Tips for Selecting a Pediatrician.