We moved again, a couple weeks ago. So I had to find a pediatrician for Baby C. It's always a struggle when you don't know anyone to get recommendations from. Last time, I searched the web and was blessed to find a perfect fit. This time, not so much.
As we entered the quiet lobby, I was impressed by how beautifully painted and child friendly it was. The receptionist was friendly, too (that's always a big plus). Then it went down hill from there. The nurse wasn't very personable and made Baby C and I a bit uncomfortable. And when the doctor walked in to examine Baby C, she never washed her hands.
She proceeded by asking questions and background information. When she asked, "has Baby C ever been hospitalized?" I was ticked to say the least. And I asked if her previous doctor sent her prior records. "Oh yes, I just haven't had the time to review them," she replied. Remember when I said I walked into a quiet office? Why wouldn't she have time? And isn't it normal practice to review your patient's records before examining them?
So, here I was with tears in my eyes,
As I shared my concern that I didn't think Baby C was getting enough milk and asked for her help, the best advice she could offer was to add a little chocolate syrup to her cup. Really? That's all you got? And then, in two years, we can discuss her rotting teeth and obesity?
And to top it all off, I had to remind the friendly receptionist to take my insurance card. That's part of her job, right?
Has anyone else had a similar or bad experience searching for the right pediatrician? Any tips on finding a perfect match?
(Sorry for the moodiness and sarcasm today. It's just been one of those weeks.)