What if your child has a terrible cough, possibly strep, but it’s late, or a Sunday, or maybe even a holiday, and you don’t want to bother your pediatrician. What do you do? Sure, you could go to your local ER or urgicenter. Or, you could call your child’s pediatrician.
Your pediatrician truly cares about your child’s health
In his recent blog, Rodd Stein, MD, one of our pediatricians with Westchester Health Pediatrics, assures parents that yes, pediatricians may have families, and may enjoy sleeping undisturbed through the night, but they prefer to be made aware of what is happening with their patients. They want to be contacted, no matter how late or early the hour. And they’d like to see your child in person when you have a concern, even if it means staying late or going back to the office.
Your child’s care is a responsibility pediatricians take very seriously
“We are a group of medical professionals,” writes Dr. Stein, “who feel that we and the specialists we practice with are the most capable of making the proper clinical decisions for your child.”