What are some tips for finding the right pediatrician for baby?
First and foremost: ask around. Good old-fashioned of word of mouth is probably the best way to find a great doc. No matter what med school a pediatrician graduated from, it really all boils down to their patients' reports. You can't go wrong by asking your friends and family for advice in this department -- you’ll be sure to get an honest answer and a valued rec from someone.
Also try calling up your insurance company to get a list of doctors in your area that accept your plan. Once you've got a list of possible candidates, start making some phone calls and setting up consultations (don’t worry, they’re usually free). A round of interviews will weed the bad ones from the good, and you should have yourself a good doc in no time. And don't stress to much about it! It's easy to get worked up about all the details and decision leading up to baby's arrival, but keep in mind that nothing is irreversible. If it turns out later that the pediatrician you picked isn't quite working out, you'll simply find a new one and move on. That's all!