When it comes to choosing a pediatric chiropractor, it's important to understand the different types of specialists available. Chiropractors who work with children are oftentimes called pediatric chiropractors. Pediatric chiropodists have more experience working with young patients and have specialized training in working with children.
Here are some tips to help you find the right pediatric specialist for your child:
1. Ask Around
Talk to friends, family, and other parents who have kids similar to yours about which pediatric specialists they recommend. This will give you a good idea of which doctors have experience treating children with specific conditions and which ones are more generalists.
2. Check The Certification List
The Brookfield Board of Pediatrics (BBP) maintains a certification list of pediatric specialists who have completed necessary training and passed an exam. This is a helpful resource if you want to know if a doctor has experience treating your specific condition or not.
3. Look For Regional Specialties
Some pediatric specialists have specialties that focus on one area of pediatrics (e.g., sports medicine, ear-nose-throat). If this is important to you, be sure to ask about the doctor's specialization.
4. Ask About Experience
Ask your pediatrician about his or her experience treating specific conditions. For example, ask the doctor if he or she has ever treated a child with asthma, ADHD, or autism. You may not know this information but it can be very helpful to have a doctor who has experience in these areas.