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Old 07-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #21
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oh- have you asked about limiting shots per visits rather than an all out delay. Our doc's office does not accept (and will not refer) patients who don't vax. they also require vaxing on schedule, but they will let you split up shots so they aren't all in one day- as long as they get in during the recommended age period.
I did ask about spacing out shots since what I was considering was not a true delayed schedule just not so many at once, they do not offer this option either.

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Old 07-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #22
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Here is how I see it, if this is your first child.

In the beginning, you'll be going to the ped frequently. A lactation consultant is a nice thing to have. Being so close is a huge bonus, and it's really nice to have your baby's ped visit in the hospital. If you are considering vaxing on schedule, then go with these folks. You can always switch when/if you decide to delay or when you feel you or your child aren't clicking with the ped. You'll know after your 9 month checkup. After that, you'll have enough mama experience under your belt to handle a longer drive.

Nothing is set in stone. This ped sounds like your best bet for right now.
Thanks for this... I think that I can't ignore all the positives for the few cons that might not even bother me when my daughter is born. And the closeness is a huge pro, I'm so tired of driving downtown for my ob and peri visits I doubt I'm going to want to do that when she is here
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It wouldnt be a Good fit for us. Personality and time are top on my list for peds. I hate being rushed and I hate waiting.

And the vaxxing would bother me. Thankfully my kids have medicaid and cannot be denied care because of their vax status.

Cant hurt to give her a try after baby comes and then switch if you need to.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #24
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I would agree that all the pros are really big. Wed go back and forth between 2 peds (same practice) and one is super bubbly, the other is very to the point. I PREFER to see the bubbly one, but both are fantastic doctors.
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I think the pros outweigh the cons
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #26
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The no delayed vaxing would be a dealbreaker for me even if I fully vaxed on schedule. I think when drs. have a very close minded approach to vaxing, it also may lead to other treatments. I would want a dr that cares and trusts that parents are capable of making decisions for their children.
Me too! If she isn't willing to budge on vaxxing, guess what's going to happen when something comes up and you don't agree with her. I mean anything, like you don't want a test she wants for the LO, or you'd rather not do antibotics for a ear infection. This to me says that it's her way, or the highway. I need someone who will listen to me and respect my point of view, even if she doesn't agree. To be honest, it doesn't sound like she would have time to listen to you, and if she did, her personality sounds like she wouldn't exactly be warm and caring about things. I would find somewhere else.

Also...on the vax thing...what if a child in her care has a major reaction? Too bad, you have to vax on schedule anyway? Eek.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #27
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I'd be turned off by that Doctor. For 1 we don't vax, but even if we did, it would still rub me the wrong way. Seems like bad bed side manner (and not just because of no vax).
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #28
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deal breaker for me. I don't like "going along for the ride" I know they are the specialist, but I will ask tons of questions and I will make my own decisions on all things.
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Bed side manners are very important to me. If a doc seems to busy to be bothered with my concerns and doesnt have enough respect for me as a paying coustomer to offer a lil chit chat(Im not talking 20mins of bs but a how are yall today-and actually listen to the answer- is enough). I have seen many docs/peds only once...
My thoughts exactly. We delay vax so we couldn't see her anyway. But that aside, I need a dr to at least seem like they are interested in me and my family and are willing to take the time to go over all our questions and concerns.
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Totally agree. I'd be far more interested in qualifications & medical competence, rather than personality. As long as she is not outright rude, I'd go with this ped.
To me, this sounds like a fine ped who is in line with your beliefs. We vax on schedule, and would prefer the ped to be close and to be the one to take care of baby upon delivery. I couldn't care less about personality. And close is huge...DS had medical issues and we had a weekly appointment with the ped (every Wed at 4) for months. I would not have wanted to drive far! Close is important to me. Affiliation with the children's hopsital is important to me. But no way would I drive 20 minutes or more to a ped.
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