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5 things Your Pediatrician has Always Wanted to Tell You But hasn?t

As the mother of the patient, you would feel obliged to tell the pediatrician everything related to your child or children. You feel like every detail is necessary and hence, you end up spilling everything.


            While this is true and will be helpful to the pediatrician in diagnosing or just simply checking-up your child, there are things that a pediatrician has always wanted to tell you but hasn’t.


            Vaccines will be less painful for your infant if you will be breastfeeding him while the pediatrician gives him a shot. By doing this, the child will be preoccupied and might not even cry at all.


            Your pediatrician cannot check on your other child if you went to him to have one of your children checked up. The “can you also take a look at” phrase is something that pediatricians would like to avoid. Every patient deserves a full medical evaluation; hence, your doctor is just probably “taking a look” at your other child out of courtesy.


            Sometimes, doctors would want the appointment to be quick. As much as possible, ask everything you want to ask in an appointment so that it will be finished on time. You cannot take the whole afternoon of a doctor because for sure, there are other patients he has to attend to.


            Pediatricians do not want you to delay the treatment of our child. Sometimes, because you want the doctor to see for himself whatever your child is feeling, you would not give your child medicine so that the doctor can really see and evaluate your child completely. Do not do this because the doctor will always believe you once you say the child has had fever for days and that you have already given him medicine. A doctor can tell.


            If ever the pediatrician will require you to have your child undergo some laboratory tests, do not follow up with your doctor about the results. The doctor does not know the result because he’s not the one who administered the tests. More so, you cannot ask him what the results are. Laboratory test results are handled not by your doctor but the department of pathology of the hospital. Calling your doctor randomly just to know the results will not really help.


            Pediatricians, and in general, doctors try to establish a healthy relationship with their patients as well as the parents and family of their patients. These are only few of the things they would want to tell you but chose not to due to reasons like courtesy and politeness. As parents of the patient, the least thing you can do is to give them courtesy and politeness too.



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