Choosing a pediatrician is a critical part of ensuring your child’s good health through adolescence into the young adult years. Pregnancy and parenthood is an exciting and fulfilling time in one’s life, but also a time that involves critical decision making. Finding a pediatrician can be a challenging process if you are a new parent but is one of the most important choices to make when anticipating a new baby.
Before we begin, it is helpful to understand what a pediatrician does. In short, a pediatrician helps parents raise healthy children. This includes ensuring your child’s healthy physical and mental growth and development, prescribing medication during illness, answering your questions, and updating immunizations, helping you access specialists and addressing chronic health problems, among other responsibilities. Understanding how to begin the search for a pediatrician, finding which questions to ask and navigating through all the information available on the internet can be confusing! We understand the importance of this decision and have compiled information from various key sources to make this process simple and streamlined for you.
We encourage you to use our map of Pediatric Providers in Rhode Island, as an additional resource to help you find a best-fit provider for your child.