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...and for taking the time to explore this informational website. My goals for establishing this site are straightforward: I want families to have all the information they need in selecting the right pediatrician for them. Furthermore, I want those families that I already work with to have access to my opinions and guidance on a variety of important pediatric topics.

How to Choose the Right Pediatrician

When it comes to finding someone to care for your child’s health and well-being, you need a person who is warm, compassionate, and accessible. I insist on never rushing my families, and I encourage parents to bring a long list of questions with them on each visit—there is no such thing as a bad question when it comes to your child’s health.

Perhaps more importantly, you need to have someone who is well-trained, intelligent, and an overall expert diagnostician. As an experienced pediatrician, I will not miss an illness or disease. I can’t overestimate the value of really listening to the parent before rushing to conclusions. I always take a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical exam so that if it’s necessary, I will order the correct tests or imaging studies. I don’t like to order unnecessary tests or give antibiotics when they won’t make a difference, but I also insist on not letting a child suffer when the proper medication will aid in his or her recovery.

We don’t like to think about our little ones getting sick, but that is too often a reality. Whether it’s jaundice, anemia, asthma, infections, or rare diseases such as Kawasaki’s syndrome or histiocytosis, you need someone who will know exactly how to get your child better. Click here to learn more about choosing the right pediatrician for you.

Please call if you'd like to visit for a prenatal consult or make an appointment for your child. I look forward to meeting you and your family!

Dr. Hugh Gilgoff

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