|Just as newborns can get a great start in life at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, infants, toddlers and older children can receive the quality care they require to grow strong and live healthy lives. Physicians on the medical staff include board-certified pediatricians who understand the importance of providing the personalized attention that helps make a visit to the doctor a little easier for youngsters and parents.
These caring physicians on the medical staff are already serving many of the community's growing number of families, and they're ready to care for yours, too. Whether it's back-to-school physicals, sleeping advice for a newborn or attention to a sick child, pediatricians on the medical staff can give you the care, information and support you and your children need close to home.
Follow this link for help in finding a pediatrician who might be right for you and your children.
Finding a Pediatrician
Choosing a physician to care for your child is a very important decision and you should be comfortable and confident in the doctor you have chosen. Consider asking for a recommendation from your obstetrician, other parents, family members, friends or other medical professionals in the area. If you are pregnant, it's not too soon to choose a pediatrician. Pediatric care begins the day your child is born.
Once you have the name of a pediatrician, try to set up a "new mom consult." This preliminary visit is scheduled so that you can meet each other and ask questions. Some pediatricians also offer special orientation hours for this purpose. Both give parents an opportunity to learn about the physician's general practice philosophy (position on breastfeeding, circumcision, discipline, etc.), their style of practicing medicine and details about how the office is run (office hours, when and how quickly appointments are scheduled, emergency and after-hours procedures, etc.) Family practice physicians may also take care of children.