clothingWhen you are looking for a pediatric and/or family healthcare provider, it’s helpful to interview several candidates before deciding whom to entrust with your child’s and/or family’s health concerns. But what do you ask a potential healthcare provider? What should you look for in their demeanor and office? Below you will find a guide to interviewing potential pediatric and/or family healthcare providers. This list is mainly aimed at expectant parents, but many questions also apply to a family transferring care to a new provider.

When you go to the office for an interview, consider bringing along your older children (if you have them!) Notice how the office staff and providers respond to your children. Listen for whether the providers are “accepting” of alternative practices (i.e., delayed vaccinations) or whether they actually “welcome” them. You want a provider who will support you in your choices, not harass you to do something differently every time you set foot in the office. Before you start interviewing potential providers, talk to other parents in your area and get recommendations. Finally, remember to trust your gut. If something seems off to you in the interview, do not feel obligated to hire that healthcare provider. You are in charge of your healthcare—don’t be afraid to find someone who will fit your family’s needs!

Pediatric and Family Healthcare Provider Interview Questions

Local Pediatric and Family Providers

Ithaca, NY
Cayuga Family Medicine
302 West Seneca St
607-697-0360

Dr. Marne O’Shae
402 North Cayuga St
607-273-5551

Buttermilk Falls Pediatrics
1301 Trumansburg Rd, Suite H and
22 Arrowwood Dr, Suite A
607-272-6880

Northeast Pediatrics
10 Graham Road West and
1290 Trumansburg Rd
607-257-2188

Dryden, NY
Dryden Family Medicine
5 Evergreen St
607-844-8181

Binghamton Area
Endwell Family Physicians
(Specifically Dr. Lazarus Gehring)
415 Hooper Rd, Endwell NY
607-754-3863

Dr. Nasreen Battla
256 Harry L Dr, Johnson City, NY
607-777-9475

Syracuse Area
The Synergy Center
(Specifically Dr. Adrienne Salomon or Dr. Lori Anderson)
4500 Pewter Lane, Manlius NY
315-692-2037

Dr. Anne Barash
181 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse NY
315-492-9398

Dr. Gerry Edwards
132 1/2 Albany St, Cazenovia NY and
4104 Medical Center Dr, Fayetteville, NY
315-655-8171 and 315-663-0059