Having a good relationship with your child's pediatrician or primary care provider is especially important for a child with special health care needs. You will want to find someone who values your expertise about your child and accepts you as a competent, knowledgeable partner on the health care team. Good communication is essential.
Your child's pediatrician or primary care provider may serve as the "gatekeeper" through which other medical or health-related services are decided and accessed. Whoever is responsible for directing health care for your child needs to have your trust and be willing to share information with you and include you in all decisions concerning your child's care.
Here are some questions to ask when recruiting a pediatrician or primary care provider:
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