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Is General Doctor Cheaper Than Pediatrician?

Postby Alexander » Fri May 19, 2017 6:57 pm

I don't have insurance, my 2 year old has had no well baby visits. Is it less expensive to see a general paracticioner instead of a pediatrician?
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Postby Esaw » Sat May 20, 2017 8:04 pm

No not always and for this I would see the specialist which would be a peds dr they specialize in children where a general dr is quicker to get him in and out and mis diagnose anything
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Postby Achazia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Go to the pediatrician.
They are considered "general practicioners" for children.
Many family doctors will not even take kids until they are older.
The pediatrician will know about developmental issues as well as general health issues.
You also will need to get the child alot of immunizations if that has not been started yet.
You can get those at the public health department.
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Postby Ivon » Wed May 24, 2017 9:19 pm

Every county has a free nurse. They might be backed up depending on where you live...but you get free check ups and free shots. Go to your county's website for the phone number.
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Postby Ardwolf » Thu May 25, 2017 4:15 pm

pediatrician
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Postby Allan » Fri May 26, 2017 8:02 am

No.
But more importantly, a GP is almost never equipped for or willing to see a child.
These are considered different clinical specialties for a reason, and most GP's won't treat a child due to issues of expertise and liability.


It's very concerning to me that your 2-yr old is delayed in exams and vaccinations.
You should contact your community health dept regarding well-child visits.
If you are uninsured and finances are tight, you will likely qualify for Medicaid.


E-mail me if you have any questions; I'd be happy to help if I can!
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