Originally Posted by lillymonster
I have been following this post because I live near Frederick, and have had numerous people tell me to go to the Pediatric Center, which kind of worries me - DD was at another big practice in Catonsville, and I didn't like it. The only way I got out of vaxing is not taking her to the doctor for well visits and telling them I would come back later if I had to take DD in for a sick visit. Anyway, you answered my question - I know they aren't the right fit for me.
Ped Center is nice in that they have several doctors, locations, Saturday hours, nurses line. The 2 doctors I'd heard are okay with delayed vax (not sure on no vax) are Feinberg and Ebert. I have never met Feinberg so I can't comment about him. The problem is when I call about a sick kid they rarely give me many options to pick from. Well checks I schedule in advance I can pick but for sick visits there are fewer options. This morning it was Lee or nobody so I took Lee. I didn't think I'd have so much trouble during a sick visit. I have skipped well checks for the most part for my babies because of the pressure to vaccinate. I have a 1.5 yo son that has never seen a doctor and I worry it may be seen as neglect. I have gotten 4-5 letters now from my insurance company with an enclosed vax schedule along with a letter stating they know he isn't up to date on vaxes and how important it is. I'm sure it's because they haven't gotten a single claim for him since his birth. I've gotten no such letters for my 2.5 year old but she has had a few doctors visits. She has had 1 DTP shot (3 weeks before she got Pertussis
- I told this to the doctor today and she said it was because dd hadn't completed the series yet but she had no answer for why my full vaxed 10 yo also got Pertussis)