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How do I Choose the Best Homeopathic Pediatrician?

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  • Written By: Patti Kate
  • Edited By: W. Everett
  • Last Modified Date: 20 July 2018
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To choose the best homeopathic pediatrician, use the same basic principles as you would in finding a conventional pediatrician. Ask friends or family for referrals and check for qualifications and credentials. If your child has special needs, try to locate a physician who has pediatric homeopathic certification. This means the doctor had to pass a series of tests and complete stringent pediatric homeopathic training to receive his license to practice.

Although it may be more difficult to find a homeopathic pediatrician than a traditional pediatrician, you can find a qualified physician who specializes in this alternative medicine. You may need to do a bit of research to find one in your area, however. Friends and neighbors may be able to provide referrals. Inquire at your child's school as well. Local hospitals or pediatric centers can also provide you with information.

The Internet may also be a good resource. Performing a basic search should get you results. Use your home town or nearby city as a keyword when searching for a local homeopathic pediatrician.

Don't settle for a pediatric homeopathic pediatrician because he is local, but instead write down the names and telephone numbers of two or three. Schedule an appointment with the first doctor on your list. This initial appointment should be considered an acquaintance meeting. Ask if you may speak with this homeopathic pediatrician for a consultation.

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Write down any questions you may think of before your initial appointment so you won't forget anything. Ask questions pertaining to his general philosophy on pediatric holistic medicine and his general methods for evaluation and treatment. Try to determine if this homeopathic pediatrician evaluates a child on every status of well being, including emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. He should be open minded and willing to listen to your concerns as a parent, or any ideas you may have. If he dismisses your concerns and suggestions as being insignificant, this could be a sign that he is not the right choice for treating your child.

Upon speaking with the homeopathic pediatrician, you should be able to get a general idea of his beliefs and attitude. If you feel comfortable and confident that he will be the best choice for your child, you may not need to look further. If you feel reluctance, schedule a meeting with another doctor. Finding a homeopathic pediatrician who has similar beliefs and philosophies regarding child health care as you do may take a bit of effort, but the end result will be worth it.

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