Am I the right pediatrician for your child?
I can’t tell you until we’ve met because so much depends upon personal chemistry and your expectations of what a pediatrician should be. Most of the pediatricians in town practice pediatrics fairly uniformly. Where we differ is in our personalities. I have a laid-back personality. I’m not into white-coats and ties. So if that is what you expect, I’m not the right doctor for you.
I don’t define professionalism by how well a person dresses. I define professionalism partly by how well a doctor follows through with what he or she starts out doing. Some people expect a doctor to be an encyclopedic miracle-worker. That’s not me either. My job is not to know all the facts that exist nor is it to work alone in a vacuum.
Many people think of a doctor as an authority who has all the answers. If that is what you believe a doctor should be, then I am the wrong doctor for you. In reality, the patient has to work with the doctor to come up with an optimal solution. You are the expert on your body, and I am the expert in maneuvering around the field of pediatrics. Many times we will succeed, but sometimes we will fail; but whatever we do, we will do together.
COVID Vaccination Recommendation
I highly recommend that children receive the COVID-19 vaccine according to the latest guidelines that are set out by the CDC. The benefits of the vaccine will far outweigh any downside. I recommend that your child receive the vaccine at any of of the accredited and approved pharmacies that are currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine. I am not giving the vaccine at the office because of the unique storage requirements for this particular vaccine. The pharmacies have superior vaccine refrigeration systems.