Vaxing policy- allow no vaxing, selective/delayed vaxing? Any waivers that must be signed?
How they treat intact foreskin
How they treat allergy issues
When they prescribe antibiotics
How they feel about more natural remedies
Breastfeeding knowledge- supportive of night nursing, extended nursing, understanding that bf infants gain weight differently than ff infants. Do they have an LC on staff?
Office wait time, sick child policy
When they want to see a newborn, fine with postponing genetic screening?
Fine with skipping some well baby visits?
Do they have a phlebotomists on staff (not a requirement certainly, but a nice perk)
Often your main goal in picking a ped is finding one that will keep you in the practice even if you don't vax. Pretty much everything else you can control, ignore, or decline. Peds are not there for parenting advice. While it's NICE to have a ped that you can talk to and get support from for all sorts of issues, their job is medical. So if your choices are limited, find one that falls in line with your views on western medicine as best as possible and leave it at that. Also, don't forget that family practitioners often make great peds as well.