Newborn Medical Care

Choosing a doctor for your newborn is a big decision. We know new parents have a lot on their minds and may have many questions about newborn medical care. We are always available to answer those questions and assist in helping parents raise their new children from day one.  

If your child was born at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, we have already met your newborn!  Dr. West is the only local pediatrician who maintains hospital privileges.  As such we see all newborns throughout their initial hospital stays.  Our practitioners provide thorough care from birth until discharge at the Nassau hospital. We will come by the new mother’s room to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have, explain or review newborn care, as well as recommend best practices when it comes to caring for your newborn.

A follow-up visit takes place around 3-5 days of age. During this visit we will check your baby’s weight,  conduct a complete physical examination, and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.