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Looking for a delayed/selective vax friendly pedi in AA county Maryland

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi!

I'm looking for a delayed/selective vax friendly pedi in AA county Maryland.

I'm in Pasadena Maryland....and I'd like someone who is close by if possible. A friend recommended Dr. Watson in Upper Marlboro, but she is a bit far for me (would like to find someone closer if possible) A few also have suggested Dr. Margaret Sears in Columbia.....but she has a long waiting list (been on it since last year).


Anyone else know of good pedi's in Anne Arundel County?


Thanks!
post #2 of 8
There are doctors in Arundel pediatrics who will delay vax. You have to ask/interview because the one I had did not and was not open to it, but I have heard that the other doctors are. I just didn't get the one that was open to it because she was on maternity leave when I had my baby, her baby was born a day or two after mine.
post #3 of 8
I take DD to Arundel Pediatrics and LOVE them. I go to Dr. Fitch Alexander and she is awesome I would HIGHLY recommend her. She used CD's, baby wears and BF's her own children so she is the crunchiest of the bunch of doctors there. She will allow selective/delayed vax schedules but if you choose to not vax at all they will eventually ask you to leave the practice. But as long as you are doing a delayed schedule she is cool with it

I also live in Pasadena and it takes us about 20-25 minutes to get there depending on traffic.
post #4 of 8

hey hyIndlas-

was wondering if you had found a ped you like in the area? i am also searching for someone who is delayed/selective vax friendly pedi in anne arundel (live in pasadena). i'm really looking for someone with a blended practice (allopathic/naturopathic/homeopathic) like dr. sears but i understand she isn't taking insurance anymore. any advice/thoughts??

thanks!

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi!

 

Let me send you a PM as well...maybe since your so close we can do a playdate.

 

I recommend  you contact Dr. Beams. She is in Columbia and she is very open minded.

 

She is on the NAP yahoo group as well. :)

 

We still are at Arundel Peds but we may end up switching because Dr. Fitch left. Our backup is Dr. Jobes and  she has been supportive of our vax schedule as well.

 

post #6 of 8

I heard special beginnings in arnold has a list of ped's that are selective/vax friendly available, but I never looked into it anymore than that.... Worth giving a shot? 

 

I live in millersville and go see Jane Roach who's off of 450, in Crofton, it's about a 20 minute drive for me. I like her since she's not pushy, she tells me what vax's she thinks I should get - yet respects my opinion on whatever I decide. I left my old ped since she was pushy, even though I already told her I was doing delayed/ selective vaxing, she started pushing me hard at the 4 month check up - even though I didn't feel that I knew what I wanted exactly do yet. You can always vaccinate, but you can never take it away - I didn't appreciate her pushyness. 

post #7 of 8

thanks ladies! i have left a message with dr. beams so i am hoping to do a meet and greet soon! we went to an open house at arundel pediatrics, but as i understand it dr. fitch (who was supposedly the most open to all this) has recently left. they pushed a very strong message about being 100% pro vaccinations and said they would probably be open to discussing delaying to an extent but otherwise it's not the practice for you. i got the impression they would be rather pushy and a little further from offering natural and alternative care than i'd like...

post #8 of 8

Bumping this in hopes of getting some more current recommendations.  We're in Annapolis.

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