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Is it ok to have a fellow instead of the main doctor taking care of your baby in the icu?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be aware of system

Institutions that have "fellows" take doctors that have finished their primary training,including that needed to monitor sick babies & give them added years to focus their activities on the sick babies & do research.
Their "main" doctor supervises the program & is available for any questions the fellows may have.This allows the main doc to provide advanced care for more babies.You are lucky.

In brief: Be aware of system

Institutions that have "fellows" take doctors that have finished their primary training,including that needed to monitor sick babies & give them added years to focus their activities on the sick babies & do research.
Their "main" doctor supervises the program & is available for any questions the fellows may have.This allows the main doc to provide advanced care for more babies.You are lucky.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Academic Hospital ?

If it is an academic or teaching hospital, the "fellow" is probably an advanced post-residency specialist and can provide minute to minute intensive care for your baby.

In brief: Academic Hospital ?

If it is an academic or teaching hospital, the "fellow" is probably an advanced post-residency specialist and can provide minute to minute intensive care for your baby.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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