Feverish calls answered in the middle of the night, hacking coughs quieted during the day — it's times like these you realize how much you truly adore your pediatrician.
And with a lollipop in one hand and a sticker in the other, your children seem to think they're pretty great, too.
Who's your favorite?
The nomination period is now closed for Readers' Choice 2012, but between July 23 through Aug. 17, cast your vote for your favorite pediatrician below in the poll.
Whichever business gets the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner Aug. 24.
Editor's note: Our polls will be registration-required for this contest.