Every child is unique. Parents understand this. Even parents of identical twins will tell you how incredibly different those kids are from each other. An experienced pediatrician realizes the uniqueness of every child. Though he or she may not be able to pinpoint the differences immediately, they instinctively know they are there, and they take that into consideration when interacting with your child.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
Wouldn’t it be a boring world if everyone were the same? Fortunately, that is nowhere near reality. Whether you have one child or a house-full, each one has a unique personality, an individualized way of doing things and a certain way of communicating with you. Some kids are quiet and easy to be with. Others can be quite challenging, full of energy and spitfire. Some are full of energy, always on the move and very easy to be with, while some are quiet, moody and brooding. There are endless combinations of personalities and communication styles among little humans as there are among adults. So, how does this affect your search for the experienced pediatrician?
The Experienced Pediatrician Accommodates All Children
It can take a while to really get to know a child, however, the experience pediatrician is willing to take the time needed to get to know your child. This pediatrician will learn how best to communicate with your child and will understand how your child prefers to be approached. This becomes very important when serious issues arise. Just as you want to have confidence in your child’s doctor, it is also good for the child to have some confidence in the doctor as well.
Trust can be a big deal-breaker with children. An experienced pediatrician knows how to build trust with individual children. What one child may appreciate may turn another completely off. Taking a one-size-fits-all approach to kids doesn’t work in real world scenarios. Some kids are naturally trusting of almost anyone. Then there are the children who won’t trust a soul. The experienced pediatrician knows how to work with these kids also in a way that builds trust over time.
Appreciating Your Child’s Uniqueness
It can be very affirming when you feel someone “gets” you. That means they understand you, they know where you’re coming from, the two of you are on the same page. Kids may not articulate it that way, but the same feeling applies. Ideally, your pediatrician will be your child’s doctor for years to come, from infancy to young adulthood. With that in mind, it is important to find one who appreciates individual uniqueness, and who is willing to take the time to truly get to know your child.
There are many advantages in working with an experienced pediatrician. Remember, though, a doctor can have a great amount of experience in their field and not necessarily appreciate the differences between individuals. Some doctors are treating the disease, while others are treating the person.
At Pediatric Healthcare, we treat little people. We take pride in offering the services of some of the most experienced and dedicated pediatric health professionals in the Northwest Houston Area. If you are looking for experienced pediatricians with a knack for making kids feel at home, contact us.