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How Can I Find a New Doctor for My Child?

How Can I Find a New Doctor for My Child?

We just moved, and I'm looking for a doctor for my child. Where should I begin?
Julia

Finding a new doctor isn't always easy. Consider asking friends, neighbors, or colleagues for recommendations. You also can get recommendations from area hospitals and medical schools, or request a list of board-certified pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and board-certified family physicians from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Local hospital referral services, the local pediatric or medical society office, medical directories in public libraries, online searches, and even the yellow pages also may be helpful.

Once you have a list of finalists compiled, schedule meetings with them to find the one who's right for your child.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: 2015-06-14