Thursday, January 6, 2011
Jeff and I are beginning our doctor interviews. Tomorrow! 2:30pm. He is a family practice (FP) doctor. A family practice doctor who has a lot of international experience (the majority of the patients that go to this clinic are refugees from a variety of other countries). He is not, however, a pediatrician.
Here's the thing. Boise does not have a pediatrician known to have a ton of international experience.
Here's the other thing. I always said I would ONLY have a pediatrician for our children. You know, a doctor who specializes in kiddos. Right?
Bringing a child or children home from Africa has made us second-guess the whole decision. Which is more important? International expertise or pediatric expertise? We could start with an FP to glean his international knowledge for the first six months or even year, and then go to a pediatrician, which is the direction we are currently leaning toward.
We are only starting the interview and decision process. SO...................
Can you help me out? Can you share with me your opinion?
Would you choose an FP with international experience or would you stick with your initial intent to have a pediatrician?