How Can I Find a New Doctor for My Child?enparents out what the experts doctor, docs, pediatricians, pediatrics, doctor's office, moving, move, new dr., finding a doctor, physicians, medical care12/02/200309/26/201609/26/2016Steven Dowshen, MD06/14/20159b3e56bd-ec25-4aab-9358-0d1157b6c4f2<p><em>We just moved, and I'm looking for a doctor for my child. Where should I begin?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Julia</em></p> <p>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&nbsp;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).</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Once you have a list of finalists compiled, schedule meetings with them to find the one who's&nbsp;right for your child.</p>
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