Friday, August 01, 2008

What do you think?

Here is my question for the day. How far would you drive for a pediatrician?

I talked to all my friends that live close to me, and they all go to pediatricians that are sorta far away. However, these friends LOVE their doctors. So Donnie and I next week have appointments to meet with three somewhat far away doctors.

So what do you think? Would you go to an okay pediatrician that was super close, or a great pediatrician that was far away?


Courtney said...

That's a tough one, but I think I'd probably go with a great pediatrician even if he/she is farther away. (Of course I don't have kids so I don't know how often I would be needing to go to the doctor, so if you have to go rather often a doctor farther away might get to be a pain to get to!) My dentist (I know, it's not the same thing) is in Farmington which is about 45 minutes away from me. However I LOOOOOVE my dentist and wouldn't go anywhere else. Steve doesn't care for his dentist and he's now at the point where he's considering switching to mine simply because of how much I have always raved about him (and Steve's current dentist is in Troy, right around the corner from his work!) Definitely meet with them and just see what your feelings are at that point. Good luck!

Anonymous said...


You need to have a good working relationship with your kid's doc. Someone that you trust and is open to questions. Even if I had to drive all day to get there I would. Never settle for something that it "okay", when you know that "better" does exist.


Mike and Anna said...

Stacey... Anna's dr is bout 3 miles away. He was suggested by the neo-natal nurse. We couldn't be happier. Ironically our neighbors use the same dr. the Dr actually saved their son's eye site by finding something wrong with it that the other drs ignored.. So you have to just go with your gut and what people recommend..