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How to Maximize Your Visit to the Pediatrician

How to Maximize Your Visit to the Pediatrician

Some doctor’s visits can last for as little as 15 or 30 minutes and can be a stressful situation with your child. This article lists ways to make the most out of doctor visits every time. One way is to prepare paperwork and formulate questions beforehand. Dr. Yolanda Evans of Seattle Children's Hospital says pediatricians need to know everything a child is taking, and in addition to prescription medication, it’s also very important to include any herbs, supplements, naturopathic treatments and vitamins.

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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top five children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.

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