Looking for a new family doctor? It’s a tough choice, we know. This person is going to have the health of your family in his or her hands, so he or she needs to be top-notch. That’s why each year, we ask our readers – local moms and dads just like you – to nominate their favorite medical professionals for our 2017 Mom-Approved Docs list. And boy, did they deliver this year!
In our July 2017 print edition, we were only able to list a portion of those doctors –which included a wide range of professionals. Of course, there are lots and lots of pediatricians. But parents also piped up about their favorite specialists, including those in the fields of allergies and asthma, chiropractic, dentistry/orthodontics, ear nose and throat, family medicine, infertility and reproductive medicine, internal medicine, neurology, OB-GYN, occupational therapy, optometry, pediatric critical care medicine, pediatric critical care medicine, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, psychology and speech/language pathology.
Phew – that’s a lot of doctors! But it’s far from the full picture. In our web version of Mom Approved Docs 2017, you’ll find all 135 amazing southeast Michigan medical professionals who made the cut, along with some inspiring and sometimes seriously stirring accolades, directly from the parents who love them. Every single person who provided us a comment, we’ve included here.
So, whether you’re curious if yours is on the list or if you’re looking for a resource to help take some of that dreaded guesswork out of finding the right new doctor, take a look at our roundup to find a doc who’s a total pro with kids – from expertise to bedside manner.
Oh, and if you’re bummed out that you missed the nomination window for this year? Never fear. You can cast your vote for your favorite Mom-Approved Doc any time of year. So get a jump on telling us today!