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How to find the best care for your child

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(HealthDayNews) -- Do you have a new baby at home and want to find the best care available for your child?

John Hopkins University suggests you ask these questions before you select a doctor:

  • What is a typical wait in the office?
  • How far in advance do you have to book an appointment?
  • Who handles emergencies?
  • Who answers the phone?
  • What are the office hours?
  • What's the office staff like?
  • What's the cost of an office visit?
  • What's the schedule for well-baby check-ups?
  • How is insurance handled?
  • Do you have to pay at each visit?
  • When can you call with questions and concerns?


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