On today's episode of the podcast, Katie interviews Rylee Neal who decided to become a Child Life Specialist from her past experiences being hospitalized with a heart condition called tetralogy of fallot. An experience with a Child Life Specialist during one of her...
Episode 169 | Dr. Kelly Fradin – Building Trusted Relationships with your child’s Pediatrician
Podcast Show Notes
On this week’s episode, Katie and Co-Host Serheen Noor Ali from Hello Sleuth interview Dr. Kelly Fradin about building trusted relationships with your child’s pediatrician. Dr. Fradin shines a light on parent and patient experiences through being a physician in public health and in private practice. She touches on ways to have productive conversations with your child’s pediatrician to create a lasting and effective relationship.
[6:45] Barriers her patients were experiencing
[9:00] Information to create independence and confidence
[9:24] Reading your audience as a Pediatrician
[11:00] Dr. Fradin’s book on Advanced Parenting
[13:00] Choosing a Pediatrician
[14:54] Finding a new Pediatrician first
[16:41] Who to share feedback with
[18:36] Finding different Pediatricians for different age groups
[20:04] Listening to your adolescent about doctor preferences
[22:30] Atria Institue
[25:30] The power parents have
[27:30] Developmental screenings from the pediatrician’s office
[31:06] Judgement free zone
[32:00] Preparation tools
[34:32] Preparing for lab draws
[37:38] The positive difference that Child Life makes
[39:10] Making a plan
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