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2014 Annual Report

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2011 [PDF]

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How to choose a pediatrician as a new or expecting parent

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As a new parent, you want the very best for your child when choosing a pediatrician.  Many factors go in to choosing a pediatrician and Children's is here to help you through the process.

Download our 3-step guide to choosing a pediatrician

Top five things to consider when choosing a pediatrician.

  1. What is the doctor’s philosophy of care? Does it align with your values?
  2. Are the clinic locations convenient? (Are there options near home, work, or other important areas of your life?)
  3. Does the clinic offer conveniences that are important to you? (open hours, urgent care, same day or walk-in appointments, online access to electronic medical records, etc.)
  4. Does the clinic have an affiliation with a hospital or connect with a network of specialty care?
  5. Is the doctor and/or clinic considered “in network” for the health insurance that covers your child(ren)?

Sign up for a newborn calendar

Register below to receive a newborn calendar to record special moments and milestones in your baby's first year. The calendar includes resources and timely information about development, feeding, sleeping, vaccinations and more, as well as reminders for when to schedule well-child check-ups. On the back side of the calendar we have contact information for Children's 12 primary care clinics.

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Find a pediatrician at a Children’s affiliated clinic near you

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