Parenting As A Pediatrician

“Hey doc, do you have kids?” the father asked as I peered at his squirming son’s eardrum.

Though this question has always irked me, I grew accustomed to it. My patients’ parents asked it often.

“No, not yet,” I replied, suppressing my irritation while moving on to examine the child’s throat.

What I wanted to say was, “No, I don’t. I’ve only spent years studying to be a pediatrician, taking care of thousands of kids, and I also was a public school teacher before medical school. But I guess since I haven’t had any children of my own, I must not know enough.”

Read more in my latest for Doximity here.

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