Leave it to the Experts: 8 Professionals Every Family Needs on their Contact List

Office of doctor or dentist, handing her health insurance card over the counter to the nurse, the doctor standing in the background

As a parent, there are plenty of things you need to give your attention. You need to cook dinner, help the kids with their homework, and get ready for that PTA meeting. When emergencies happen, anything from a natural disaster to a sick child in the middle of the night, it’s easier to let the experts handle it. But you also don’t want to waste time trying to find the number for your doctor in the middle of an emergency.

For situations like this, keep a few professionals’ numbers in your phone’s contact list. Eight essential experts for that list include:

Doctor

Instead of rummaging through your purse or googling the number every time the need arises, save both your primary care physician’s number and your children’s pediatrician’s number in your phone.

Pharmacist

If you’re not paying close attention, medicines can run out without you realizing until you actually need them. Instead of opening yourself up to a potential emergency, just keep the pharmacist’s number in your contact list.

Dentist

You’ll have less of a headache when your child chips their tooth if you’ve already got the dentist’s number on hand. Especially if your kids are involved with sports.

Principal

Take note of the numbers for your children’s principal and school. If your kid gets sick and needs to call in or any other number of reasons, you’ll be glad to have the number saved.

Insurance

Both your car and your home insurance’s hotlines should be handy. When you need them, you need them quick, and you can save time by saving those numbers in your phone.

Lost or stolen credit card hotline

Your credit card probably has this number on the back, but that’s not really helpful when you’ve lost it. Keep it in your contact list to save yourself some trouble.

Locksmith

Instead of trying to break into your own house, have the locksmith’s number handy. You’ll save yourself time and money by putting that number in your phone now.

Lawyer

Whether your kid’s being cruelly bullied at school or you’re a victim of medical malpractice, you’ll want your lawyer’s number on hand. Get them involved sooner so the entire process will be easier. Check out sattirajulawfirm.com for more information on finding the right attorney for you and your family.

Hopefully the need won’t arise for most of these professionals. But if they do, you’ll now be more prepared to take these situations head on, making things easier on both you and your family.

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700