Hello and welcome to my page! I have been a board certified pediatrician for 20 years. I am also a mom just like you!
The purpose of my page is to let you know that you are not alone on your parenting journey. Everyday I see the anxious moms, the worried moms, the sad moms, the overwhelmed moms and the depressed moms. Of course I see happy moms too! The truth is I get to see many of the same moms experience all of these emotions at some point on their journey as parents.
I am sad that in the medical world the pediatric office visits seem to get shorter and shorter every year. To me it is just not enough. I always feel that there is just so much more that I want to tell you and I can sense that you feel the same way too.
Spending 5-10 minutes every few months with your pediatrician is just not enough time to validate your concerns, calm your fears and help you understand that there are so many other moms just like you that feel the same way you do.
Practicing in South Florida has given me the opportunity to take care of families from many different backgrounds and cultures. I have come to realize that we are more alike that we are different and we often worry about the same things when it comes to our babies.
It is very important to me that you know that we are all perfectly imperfect parents. Embrace everything that comes with parenting: the good, the bad, the sad, the happy and the unknown.
I hope that you will subscribe to my page and share my page with your friends who are also on their parenting journey. I look forward to sharing with you the lessons I have learned along the way and the many more I have yet to learn.
Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.
–Nothing that is worth it is easy – (Always remember this!)