Choosing the right pediatrician is an important decision. Whether you are moving to the Albuquerque area, looking for a new pediatrician, or are going to be a mother soon, High Desert Pediatrics provides a high level of pediatric care personalized to meet your needs.
Below is a list of questions for pediatricians that can help you find a doctor that is dependable, accessible, and committed to high quality pediatric care in Albuquerque, NM.
Q: If I’m worried about my child’s health, will I be able to speak with a doctor?
A: During office hours, our pediatric nurse is available to assess your concerns and provide medical advice. If it is after hours, you can call 505-857-3919 and Dr. Suga will call you back as soon as possible.
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Q: I’m a mom-to-be. How often do you want to see the baby in the first year?
A: A standard newborn baby wellness check should be performed 1-3 days after discharge from the hospital. After that, we want to see the baby at the following intervals:
- 2 weeks old
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
After 24 months, our pediatricians recommend annual well child visits unless your child requires special attention.
Q: Do you treat more than illnesses and injuries?
Q: I’m a new patient. Will you see my sick child right away?
A: For new patients we will try to see them as soon as possible but depending on the reason for the visit it may not be same day. If they are already established patients with us it’s easier to get same day appointments.
Q: Will I always see a pediatrician?
A: Yes. At High Desert Pediatrics, there is a pediatrician in the office at all times and your child will always receive care from a doctor.
Q: Do you perform circumcisions?
A: Yes. High Desert Pediatrics performs circumcisions at our pediatric offices.
Q: Do you offer after-hours care?
A: We do not offer after hours care, but our doctors are available to answer your questions and give you medical advice at any hour. We are also open on Saturdays.
Q: How often do you recommend child wellness visits?
A: To ensure your child’s growth and development is on track, we will recommend more frequent wellness checks in the first two years of life. After that, our doctors may recommend annual wellness checks, depending on your child’s needs.