How to Choose a Pediatrician
Choosing a Pediatrician for Your Delivery at Prentice
When you register for your labor and delivery at Prentice, you must choose a Northwestern Memorial Hospital pediatrician to admit your baby to the hospital. During your stay at Prentice, the NMH pediatrician will examine your baby before he/she is admitted and care for them until it's time to go home.
Please note: The pediatrician who cares for your baby in the hospital does not have to be the same pediatrician who follows your baby after you leave Prentice.
Choosing a Pediatrician for Routine Visits
Choosing the right pediatrician for your baby is an important decision. You'll be visiting the doctor's office frequently in the first year for routine well-baby visits. Making a decision well before your labor and delivery allows for an informed, well-considered choice. It's a good idea to start compiling a list of candidates about four months before your due date. Below are some tips on how to choose the right pediatrician for you and your baby.
How to Choose a Pediatrician:
Ask your obstetrician or midwife for a recommendation
Talk to friends, family, and co-workers about who they would recommend
Consider the location of the pediatrician’s office. Is it close to home or work? Is it accessible by public transportation? Do they offer parking if you drive?
Inquire about weekday and weekend office hours and if they accept walk-ins.
Make sure to inquire about insurance and whether they accept yours.
Learn more about our pediatricians clinical interests, insurances accepted, locations, and hours of operation.