Detecting Autism: Is Your Pediatrician Proactive Enough?

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Feel like there's a disconnect between you and your pediatrician? You're not alone. A soon-to-be published study in the Journal of Pediatrics examined how healthcare providers reacted (or didn't react) when parents voiced concerns about their children -- and discovered that it plays a major role in delayed autism diagnoses. A group of Oregon-based... Read more

Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby with Two Moms

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For two Detroit-area moms eagerly awaiting their six-day-old baby's first appointment with a pediatrician, what should have been an exciting milestone turned into a major setback. Instead of the pediatrician they had carefully selected, a different doctor came out to greet them. Their first choice changed her mind because the married couple was gay. Jami and... Read more

Why We Broke Up With Our Baby’s Pediatrician (and Why I’m So Glad We Did)

Months before my firstborn was due, I researched and spoke to local moms about which pediatric practice they chose and why. I also scheduled three separate meet and greets at the physicians’ offices we were considering. I asked questions such as: How many doctors are part of this practice? Do you offer same-day sick appointments?... Read more