A paediatrician is a doctor who is specialised in the treatment of infant, toddlers and children. Everyone who has an infant, toddler or a child wants to have the treatment of his kid from a good paediatrician. While selecting a Des Moines paediatrician, it is advisable to select it from references. For example if your family friend or any relative visits any paediatrician, then you can ask about that doctor and then visit his clinic to look for cleanliness and check out the staffs behaviours whether they are friendly or not. Apart from all this you should check that the clinic should be well equipped so that in case of any emergency you do not have to rush for anywhere else.
Ideally when you visits the paediatrician, look out whether they check the weight of your child, height, etc. or not and this should be recorded every time you visit.
Also look what kind of medicines your doctor prescribes. This means that for a child, ideally the paediatrician should not prescribe antibiotics for common cold, cough or any viral infection. If he does then ask him the reason for prescribing the antibiotics. Generally an experienced paediatrician will avoid prescribe antibiotics unless it becomes absolute necessary.
So if you find that even for common cold or cough, the paediatrician prescribes antibiotics, then it will be better to cross check with other doctors too. For getting vaccinated your child, you should feel free to ask about the brands of the vaccine your doctor uses. If you see that the paediatrician tries to hide any information such as the brand name of the vaccine from you then you should change the paediatrician. While these were some important factors that you should look while selecting paediatrician other factors is to ask them and check whether they work on Sunday’s too or not so that in case of any emergency, you should not worry about where to go on a holiday.