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MCHC vs. Private pediatricivian

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    sblossom is offline Registered User
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    MCHC vs. Private pediatricivian

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    Hi everyone, saw from some of the old posts that some moms use both private dr. And also goto MHCH's. Since giving birth 5 wks ago, I've been going to dr. Angela lau from central health. Although I like her, gentle doesn't seem to rush us etc. We've been to her twice for the 1 wk then 1mth chkup. For the 1 mth, I expected her to examine my little girl from head to toe, but she only chked ears, heartbeat and answered my quetions. It's early days, but i get the sense that she is also pro meds, which i'm not so keen on i.e she saw a few red bumps on babys bum, and prescribed fungas cream. Since this is my first child and not from HK, not sure if my expectations are set too high? Do peds not do a thorough body examination? Or do I have to ask her to do so?
    My insurance doesn't cover these chks, so may want to try the combo, I was wondering if the MCHC's provide everything my baby needs? Is the only down side the long wait? We are in central, so is the sai ying pun the closest? [email protected]
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    i have 2 kids DS 4 and DD 2 i go to MCHC for both my kids and im really satisfied with them at first checkup they do full body examine and if God forbid any problem they respond promptly.i am very satisfied with MCHCs.

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    I go to MCHC for the developmental check ups and immunisations, but go to a private GP for sicknesses. Our GP is only $150 or something each visit, and it's covered by medical insurance so no big deal. Plus the wait is much quicker. I've never taken my daughter to a pediatrician other than our GP (who also is a pediatrician as well).

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    I favor the MCHC over peds for check ups. Peds here don't seem to do much...and you are right, everyone seems like love drugs here. Mchc is very systematic and thorough for check ups. But if my baby was sick, i just took him to the private doctor.

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    MCHC is better, specilly for 1st time moms. They ensure that the mother is healthy in addition to the baby. If you have problem feeding the baby they will also refer you to their lactation consultant.
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    I'm a convert! First born = Private = $$$$$... The second one = Initially private but now MCHC = Free!

    I'm all for the MCHC! They do a more thorough job than a PD as you go through 3 nurses before you see the PD! And they always take their time (with us anyway). I've also gotten personal calls from the doctor if I have walked away from the clinic and they have forgotten to tell me something or other about my child. The nurses don't realise that I'm a second time mum and still fuss over what I need to do/know. It's amazing!

    The jabs are the same as my bub would have at the PD (a subsidiary of Central Health - Island Health). The nurses are not going to coo over her though the way a private nurse/PD/GP would. But it's all free! :-)

    Definitely give it a go!
    “If you want to get to the castle, you’ve got to swim the moat.” Richard Jenkins in Eat Pray Love

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    same here... MCHC for regular checks and immunizations. Private paed if bub fallls sick. MCHC are great - highly recommended !

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