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Old 07-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #52
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Re: Would it make a difference to you? (picking a pediatrician)

So, my problem would be this: DS2 at his 9 month appointment was both teething and had some sort of cold. I requested to do the shots 2 weeks later so that I wouldn't overload his immune system (he already had a mild fever) and make him even more miserable than he already was.

She said fine, we came back in 2 weeks and got the (normal, scheduled) shots no problem.

With this pedi, it sounds like she doesn't trust the parents if they are unable to even split scheduled vaxes into separate days. You need to trust her, but she needs to trust that you're a good parent, too. I feel like super busy doctors don't let themselves trust parents because if they do, it slows them down - they have to listen.

Which leads me to ask this: During the interview, did she listen and converse with you at all or just tell you who she is and what she does?

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