At MyCatholicDoctor, we believe that parents make medical decisions for their children– not doctors, not teachers, and not the government.
We keep it simple– we discuss the risks and benefits of each medical intervention and let parents make the decisions.
We will not see any minor without consent from a parent or guardian. If it is an emergency, we refer to emergency care.
If parents are comfortable allowing their older children to be seen alone, we support that. But this needs to be the decision of the parent.
We encourage parents to parent the way God parents us. We are all children of God. Love unconditionally. Seek lead, guide, and teach, not force. Give praise when it is due, and correction when it is due. When correction is necessary, focus on hearts and minds. Worry more about getting your children to heaven than to Harvard. Encourage apologies and communication. Forgive when there is contrition.
Our clinicians are here to support you as a parent.