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Would you trust a pediatrician who has no children?

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Dr. Stanley Weiss
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many reasons why a given person may not have children.
It takes many years of medical and specialty training to become a pediatrician. A person who has board-certification in pediatrics has both taken recognized training and passed exams demonstrating attainment of relevant knowledge, and shown dedication to their field of choice. Years of experience in practice are also relevant.

In brief: Yes

There are many reasons why a given person may not have children.
It takes many years of medical and specialty training to become a pediatrician. A person who has board-certification in pediatrics has both taken recognized training and passed exams demonstrating attainment of relevant knowledge, and shown dedication to their field of choice. Years of experience in practice are also relevant.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Dr. Stanley Weiss
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: A book by it's cover

You may automatically believe the parent would be a better pediatrician, having shared many of the worries you go through,yet I know many that are not.
Some credit female pediatricians in the same way. There are many reasons a doc may not have kids, but his/her choice of a demanding lifestyle caring for this age group tells you where their heart is.Kids are often a better judge, so ask them.

In brief: A book by it's cover

You may automatically believe the parent would be a better pediatrician, having shared many of the worries you go through,yet I know many that are not.
Some credit female pediatricians in the same way. There are many reasons a doc may not have kids, but his/her choice of a demanding lifestyle caring for this age group tells you where their heart is.Kids are often a better judge, so ask them.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: If the doc is good..

Having children does give a doc a personal experience--but what makes a doctor great is their medical expertise, their ability to explain it to the patient and family, and their ability to point you to other doctors who are great--those things don't depend on having kids!

In brief: If the doc is good..

Having children does give a doc a personal experience--but what makes a doctor great is their medical expertise, their ability to explain it to the patient and family, and their ability to point you to other doctors who are great--those things don't depend on having kids!
Dr. Anthony Back
Dr. Anthony Back
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