I took Alexa in for her first doctor’s visit today. My midwives perform all of the routine newborn checks and newborn screening. However, when I called the pediatric practice to schedule the 1 month well-visit, and they learned I had a homebirth, they told me they needed me to come in. STAT. As a result of being squeezed in for an appointment, I ended up being seen by an entirely new doctor from the practice.
I am so appalled by my treatment from that pediatrician.
Alexa, her Nai-nai, and I show up about 5 minutes early for our appointment. We end up waiting almost 40 minutes before we are finally seen. Alexa was a trooper and hardly fussy the whole time. But towards the end she begins to squirm and complain.
When the doctor finally strolls in, the first thing he asks me is, “Is she cute?”
I’m a little put off by the question but I politely answer, “Of course she is.”
He responds, “Not of course. I tell the front desk I only want to see the cute babies. If they’re not cute, I don’t see them.”
Then, completely ignoring Alexa’s fussing and my unenthusiastic response, he addresses Nai-nai.
He says, “What do you think, is she cute?”