Contact doctors and/or staff at Children’s Specialists of San Diego, whose doctors and staff interact regularly with pediatricians in the area.
Call the Physician referral Services at Children’s Hospital, UCSD or Sharp Healthcare. Scripps/Mercy does not have a hospital in the east county, so if you pick a Scripps pediatrician, you may have to travel far for urgent, emergency or hospital services.
Look for a doctor whose care style closely matches your expectations as parents.
Assess the doctor’s communication, educational and care philosophies, which empower you to become a partner in the knowledge of your child’s health status and care needs.
Will the pediatricians continue general adolescent care of your child until he/she is 19 years and 11 months old?