I would like to know about how long would I need to go to college after I finish high school. I’m currently a junior, and looking for a college so I can study nursing. I would also like to know what would be the best option for choosing healthcare and insurance for a 2 or 3 year old toddler. And what benefits could I get from being a pediatrician?
Thank you for your question. A pediatrician is a physician who is primarily concerned with the health, welfare and development of children. In order to become a pediatrician, training includes four years of undergraduate course work, four years of medical school education, plus an additional year or years (usually at least three) of intensive training devoted solely to all aspects of medical care for children, adolescents, and young adults. The American Medical Association provides additional information on requirements for becoming a physician, www.ama-assn.org.
Choosing healthcare and insurance for a toddler depends on a number of factors. You should ask questions so you can make an informed decision. Questions to consider include but are not limited to the following:
1. Are there physicians on the plan that can care for my child?
2. Is the physician office location convenient?
3. What hospitals are covered on the plan?
5. Are well child visits and immunizations covered on the plan?
6. How are prescriptions handled?
7. How are after hours questions/problems handled?
Dr. Seema Csukas