Preparing for Doctor Appointments

Lessons Learned from Other Parents

You may be there all day for even one appointment

You are your child’s first doctor

Trust your instincts

Keep a notebook or three-ring binder

Take notes

Videotape any episodes of your child that you are questioning (use your smartphone or a flip cam)

Create a YouTube channel to keep track of them and share them with your medical team

If in doubt, go to the nearest Children’s Hospital ER: fastest way to see the right specialist