post #61 of 69
3/10/07 at 2:16am
Oh, so the kid is just supposed to go on being undiagnosed until.... what??
If no one says anything, because it's not their job, where the hell does that leave the kid?
To the mamas who share this sentiment: What (in your view) is a pediatrician's job?
Do you think that early awareness of developmental anomoles, or abuse (either familial or maybe from peers), may come form regular visits to a trusted physician?
Should the observation of development and behavior, ability and 'cultural savvy' come from a pediatrician? Is it ok of it does? Why or why not?
I ask, because dh's dad (pediatrician and self-made expert on developmental imbalances like asbergers and ADHD) has at times really turned me off, and I was sincerely mad at the dude for about a year because of some of his opinions. I've made peace, and found a new respect for him as I am on my joureney to becoming a pediatric & family counselor. But I wonder about others who have this feeling, that a pediatrician maybe isn't the most appropriate candidate for these assessments... My take was that Pediatric MD does not a child-psychology/developmental expert, make.
|Ah, okay. I'd been wondering for a while, as I see so many posts about "today's appointment with the ped" and such. Around here, most people are still seeing family doctors...or just going to clinics to see a GP.|
...but, for parents who feel differently, I suppose a neurologist should be consulted. It's outside the scope of a ped.
|Like many ped practices, my practice has a few different doctors and loads of patients. They wouldn't know me from Adam and it doesn't affect the "service" I get. None of them are going to remember you (general you) unless you're one of those parents who call the office and/or bring your kid in for every little thing . . . but then again, that's most parents|