Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

What should a family look for when researching a primary care physician or pediatrician?

Dr. Lauricella discusses pediatric health concerns. Click play to watch the video or read the video transcript  



When you first start looking for a family physician or pediatrician, talk with people at work, friends and family for their recommendations. Once you have a few in mind, do some research on their backgrounds.

Questions to Consider When Choosing a Pediatrician

Here are some important questions to keep in mind while researching a family practice:

  • What hospitals are they affiliated with?
  • Where are their offices? Are they near your home?
  • How many appointments do they have open in a day?
  • How quickly can a person get seen for a sudden sickness?
  • Do they have evening or weekend hours?
  • Would your family have a good rapport with this person?
  • What does your gut instinct tell you about the doctor once you meet him or her?

If you meet a physician or pediatrician and don’t feel comfortable, it’s your responsibility to look for another one. Make sure you find someone who you trust will provide you and your family the best care and experience.

Learn More:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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