Pediatric office refusing to provide care for my baby

Glennys Vanllelhys - posted on 09/23/2014 ( 12 moms have responded )

5

0

1

The pediatric office we are taking our newborn to says if we don't vaccinate our baby they cannot provide care for her after the second month! My husband is a chiropractor and he does not believe in vaccinating our baby! Is that possible can they choose not to see her?!!

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Michelle - posted on 09/25/2014

3,733

8

3246

I agree that you need to do research and look at non anti vax information. The ingredients your husband is worried about haven't been used for a long time and there is worse things in our everyday food. Unless you grow everything yourself then you are exposed to it.
The person behind the MMR and austism link has admitted that he made it up. I feel you need to make an informed decision, not 1 sided though.

Sarah - posted on 09/25/2014

3,880

14

1082

I would agree with Dove and Shawnn about educating yourselves about vaccinations and the diseases they protect against. Also read recent data as vaccines have changed and no longer have mercury or aluminum in them. Don't make a decision on what you have "heard" or believe to be true. There are many myths out there. Make your decision on facts and valid research. Make sure your information comes from a reputable source. In the recent years measles has become more and more of a common disease that children have been getting due to many people not getting the MMR vaccine. This is something a child can get just by attending school. A child that is a carrier of certain diseases does not even have to have symptoms of the disease to pass it onto another person. A few years back there were many teenagers that were dying due to getting meningitis. It transfers to people just like the common cold and can look like the common cold at first.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/23/2014

13,264

21

2015

Just as you have the right to refuse treatment, a physician can also refuse to accept a patient that could (potentially) endanger the health of other clients.

You will need to look for a physician that agrees with your 'no vaccinations' theory. Oh, and in turn, make sure you keep your kid isolated. I don't want my kids (or neighbors, etc) contracting polio or something worse because you don't want to vaccinate yours.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/25/2014

13,264

21

2015

Oh, that's hilarious...like a disease is really going to stay put, like it's been told to do...LMAO.

BTW, despite a global eradication campaign, polio is still present in parts of the world, and can be carried to others just as easily now as it could before we started vaccinating.

Please educate yourselves a bit more thoroughly. You seem to have quite a few misconceptions.

Dove - posted on 09/23/2014

11,764

0

1349

Yes. A doctor can refuse to provide treatment (other than like in a livesaving situation in the ER) to any patient for any reason. If you are adamant about not vaccinating it would be in your best interest to find a new doctor now that supports that decision.

12 Comments

View replies by

Dove - posted on 09/25/2014

11,764

0

1349

You really think playing in poop is the only way to get infected from certain diseases? If that is the case I urge you and your husband to do more research (legit research... not from anti-vax sites) before making this decision. I do know people who have made this choice... and a lot more who have made the other.

Glennys Vanllelhys - posted on 09/25/2014

5

0

1

Thank you for your comment! I understand your point of view. However, I don't think you and my neighbors will allow your kids to play with my kid poop and I don't think my water is contaminated with polio! And even so, I hope you know polio has been eradicated from this hemisphere!

Glennys Vanllelhys - posted on 09/25/2014

5

0

1

Well he doesn't want all the other ingredients found in each vaccine given to our baby such as mercury, aluminum, etc which have been found to be cancer causing agents. Moreover, he believes the MMR vaccine has something with autism. I did my research and we agreed to pick and choose which one we want but on our own schedule, our baby is just too little

Chet - posted on 09/23/2014

2,093

0

587

This is very common. If you live in the US a lot of doctors actually interview families before agreeing to take them on as patients. Certain doctors wouldn't take us because they didn't like our insurance company. Not vaccinating is just one reason a doctor might not accept you as a patient.

If you're committed to anti-vax there are usually lists around of which doctors are open to taking patients who don't vaccinate, or who choose an alternative vaccination schedule. When we were in Washington State, and in California it was pretty easy to find which paediatricians were okay with it.

If you don't have much luck with google, check out the forums on mothering:

www.mothering.com

You shouldn't have any trouble finding someone there who can recommend a doctor in your area... either in the anti-vax community on mothering, or in one of the one of the mothering forums for people in your area. You'd probably have the most luck in one of the communities for your area. That was where I got some good recommendations for paediatricians when we needed one.

Guest - posted on 09/23/2014

460

0

26

Yes, the doctor does have the right to refuse to treat children who are not vaccinated.

Find a doctor who supports your decision.

Michelle - posted on 09/23/2014

3,733

8

3246

Why is your husband against vaccinating? What is your opinion? It's your child as well.
Like Shawnn has said though, the doctor has every right to so you will need to find someone new or vaccinate.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms