Ask Dr. Karp: How Do I Choose A Pediatrician?

03/18/2013 02:59 pm ET

Q. I am pregnant with my first baby, and we’re meeting with a potential pediatrician tomorrow. How can we tell if the pediatrician is a good fit for our family?

Dr. Karp: When your parents were having babies, they usually got a recommendation from their OB or just used the local pediatric office. But in the last 20 years it’s become customary for parents to interview two or more pediatricians before making a decision.

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