Help!! After living overseas for 15 years, I am now back in the US and certainly suffering from culture shock. I have just suffered the "last straw" from the local pediatrician's office, and want to look for a new office. Not to sound like the patient from h..., but:
how can I go about "interviewing" a pediatrician (actually, I would prefer an NP)? Does that happen? I have asked friends for referrals, and the offices they mentioned are accepting new patients, but before I make the big effort of changing I want to get a feel for the office first.
my son, who is entering pre-teenagerdom (he is 12), prefers that I not be in the room while he is undressing, and while the doctor is examining him. He is a confident person, and can ask his own questions, and has no problem with my coming into the room afterwards to discuss anything that needs discussing. We provide him with privacy at home, why is it such an issue at the doctor's office?
Sorry to make this so long, but I have been extremely unimpressed with the care provided by my current office, and don't want to make the same mistake! Thanks