Family Doctor vs. Pediatrician
Karen's wondering if her decision to use a pediatrician for her child is the right choice. Anyone want to offer up their experiences?
After switching from a lovely family doctor at Portland Family Practice to a pediatrician at Broadway Medical Clinic, I'm wondering if I made the right choice. I had a bad experience with the doc at BMC at my daughter's 3 year appointment, plus it is so big and busy. The two reasons I decided to switch from PFP in the first place was that our doc there only worked a couple of days and, secondly, all my friends had babies (after me) and all went to a pediatrician, so I thought this is what I should do too - more specific medical attention for children, etc. I should let you know, I'm Irish and we always went to a general practitioner growing up - I'd never heard of a pediatrician until I moved here and had my first baby 3 years ago! I'd love to hear from other people about why they chose a family doc over a pediatrician and vice versa. I'd also take some recommendations, even if it means moving within the practice in BMC. I just want to get it right this time for my childrens' sake. At this point, I'm a little tempted to see if my doc at PFP will take us back!