any advice on finding a pediatrician?

Jessica - posted on 03/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i've googled myself blue in the face, but can't seem to find any way of finding a pediatrician that won't give me hell for not vaccinating my kids. how did you choose a pediatrician? any advice?

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Leah - posted on 02/21/2016

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Well our first pediatrician told us we had to find a new practice. So that ship sailed. I then called my kids insurance just for the nearest pediatric office that would take our insurance. What they do is have me sign off. 8 out of 10 I'm lecture because the doctor wants to make sure what kind of decision I'm making "one that's saving my kids lives" and I nod politely lol then quickly sign but you know what I really haven't heard the speech once my boys reached 12-18 months. You just got to let them know you know what's best wherever you decide to go

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I had the same problem about 3 years ago when my son was born. We decided at that time to stop with my DD vac. and not to vac. my son. The ped. we saw at the time refused to see my children. So I got out my porvider book from blue cross and just started calling places. Im so glad because we see the most amazing dr now!

Courtney - posted on 08/02/2009

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We see a family doctor instead of a pediatrician. We also only go at 2 months, 6 months, 1 year and then every year after that unless they are sick. If they are sick we see a chiropractor that practices homeopathy and only if he can't treat us do we see the family doctor while sick. When looking for a family doctor look for a smaller practice that isn't an extension of the local hospital (they should have rights at the local hospital). I also found that DO (doctors of osteopathy) are more likely to be nonvax friendly then MD (medical doctor). I also asked our chiropractor for recommendations. You could also see about going to a naturalist or other natural doctor in your area. Our insurance doesn't cover that stuff so we don't go to one at the moment.

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