Looking for the right pediatrician? You should probably start looking at pediatricians just after your first trimester and begin the interviewing process. Babycenter has a good interview sheet that helps you walk through the process to find the right doctor. One thing to consider is distance from home or work. There will be many times when you’ll be rushing here and you don’t want to be too far. Also, make sure the practice isn’t too big. You probably don’t want a practice with more than six or so doctors. Otherwise, you’ll never see your primary doctor. Here are some links to pediatricians in Charlotte:
–Arboretum Pediatrics – – great staff. My fave is Dr. Jamie, definitely biased because he is our primary doctor. He is so incredible with the children. My girls actually get excited to see him, even though they know they are getting a shot. The twins are not so easily swayed. Must be a girl thing! I like his laid-back demeanor and approach to treatment options. My mom and mother-in-law skip out the door with lipstick on when they hear that we are off to see Dr. Jamie! I also like Dr. Dorsey and Dr. Sullivan – I guess I like them all and especially the nurses. One time, Catherine (nurse) stayed on the phone with me while I was driving to the ER. She could hear the fear in my voice and waited until I walked through the ER doors before she hung up. I was so impressed with how patient and soothing she was when I was so obviously crazy scared. It’s nice too because I feel like I know the entire staff pretty well there and they seem to know us. I guess with four little ones, you spend enough time in one place, and you become a celebrity!
–Eastover Pediatrics – Know lots of people who go here and love it. Great Center City location.
–Charlotte Pediatrics – They have three locations. This is a big practice but I’ve heard great things about them, particularly Dr. Shulstad and Dr. Richter, she seems super cool.
–Providence Pediatrics – This is the practice who Arboretum Pediatrics partners with for sick clinic on weekends. They are located in Ballantyne and Matthews. We’ve had to go there a few times and really liked the doctors.
–SouthPark Pediatrics – Located near Park Rd Shopping Center. Small practice with just two doctors, Jen B goes here and loves it.
This pretty much covers the pediatricians who I am familiar with. There are plenty more, especially in private practice, which unfortunately, I’m not privy to because my insurance is lame. But feel free to respond and I’ll add to the list. Carolinas Healthcare has an extensive list as does Presbyterian Healthcare. Your OB-GYN should also be able to provide you with some options.
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