You will need to find a primary care doctor to look after your baby's total needs. This doctor will give the immunizations, arrange for needed referrals and look after minor illnesses and emergencies. This can be your regular family doctor (also called a general practitioner) or your baby's paediatrician.
You can have your doctor refer you to another doctor.
You can contact the Academy of Medicine for names of doctors taking new patients as well as some basic information -- language(s) spoken, male/female, location, and if they visit in the home. Look them up in the yellow pages of your phone book under Physicians and Surgeons: Academy of Medicine.
If your baby was cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery or in a Special Care Nursery, the paediatrician or neonatologist may be able to continue caring for your baby. If that doctor does not have a private practice, or you live too far away, ask for a referral to a specialist in your area.
Another source is the nurses in the hospital or birthing centre where your baby was born. They usually have a list of available doctors. Ask them to suggest one or more doctors who have cared for other babies who had problems or special needs like your baby has.
You can ask friends or relatives to recommend a doctor or describe their own experiences. If you know any health professionals personally, you can ask them how you get the right kind of help. They may advise you on who you should contact and how to make that contact in the fastest and easiest way.
Another source is a support group for parents of babies who have problems like yours. These groups can be located by looking for the resources that help people with a specific "diagnosis" or "label". There are support groups for Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Lip and Palate, Down Syndrome, Heart and Stroke, Arthritis, Cancer, and SOFT (Support of Families with Trisomies) to name a few. These parents will know who is available to look after your baby.
There are many associations that can help you. Look in the yellow pages under Social Service Organizations. Some associations are listed with information about what kind of help they can offer.