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peditrician

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beataa Mon 13-Aug-12 14:55:03

Hi Ladies, I m a mum of 7 weeks old baby boy and i'm looking for good pediatrician in Shropshire or west midlandssmiledo you know anyone? Thanx

lljkk Tue 14-Aug-12 02:33:50

Why are you looking for private ped?

beataa Tue 14-Aug-12 12:03:31

Hi, any recommended paediatrician would be appreciatedsmile I need a good doctor for my baby smile

lljkk Tue 14-Aug-12 15:45:16

Does your baby have a medical condition? Are you British?

beataa Wed 15-Aug-12 15:11:45

Hismile Im polishsmile)and Im a doctor myself- junior still but I did not like 6 weeks check done by GP. In my country babies from birth are under paediatricians care and have been regularly checked regarding their psycho-motor development. I thought it would be a good idea-if possible- to find a specialist who would be able to look after my baby and who knows what he s talking aboutsmile)

lissielou Wed 15-Aug-12 15:26:02

I assure you that your gp's and hv's will know what they are talking about. If you have concerns, you can raise them with your gp who can refer you.

lissielou Wed 15-Aug-12 15:26:04

I assure you that your gp's and hv's will know what they are talking about. If you have concerns, you can raise them with your gp who can refer you.

lljkk Wed 15-Aug-12 15:45:33

You can usually see NHS doctors privately, you just ring their secretary & ask if it's possible to make a private booking.

Expect to pay at least £80 per 10-20 minute visit. The ped will probably tell you there's no need to see them, just go back to HV+GP offered free & locally. And you may struggle to find a normally NHS ped who will offer routine services (like innoculations). You might be happier looking at something like private medical care package in your area, which probably means BUPA (google to find their nearest hospital, ring up & ask if they offer routine baby checks) or BMI.

You might even have to travel into London.

I don't think you'll find what you seek asking around on MN, especially not this time of yr.

lljkk Wed 15-Aug-12 15:48:30

Very ironic, discussion on R4 just now about conditions being over-diagnosed & over-treated & detected too early or when they are never likely to progress to anything important (!)

beataa Thu 16-Aug-12 11:53:55

Thanx for your repliessmile the thing is that as medic I worry too much due to knowledge I havesadbut that is the price I have to pay for my career choicesad unfortunately GP did not answer my questions and I think for 1st time mother he supposed to; the differences between our countries' medical care are just killing me and that is why I need reassurance, I survived pregnancy being looked after only by midwife- in Poland G&O looks after you from the beginning your pregnancy and aftersmile then baby has regular checks by paediatrician- it s not about over-diagnosing but preventing- here after 6weeks check you can do whatever you want as nobody cares how your baby is developingsad so sad.

lissielou Thu 16-Aug-12 12:03:24

Well, lots of children manage perfectly well hmm

lissielou Thu 16-Aug-12 12:03:24

Well, lots of children manage perfectly well hmm

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