Edited by Sage Green - 12/9/11 at 7:18pm
I am looking for a new Pediatrician in RI. I just
came home from a rotten appointment, just not feeling taken care of.
I am tired of being asked if I have any questions by our current Dr., who then just glosses over answers and just isn't thorough
I just don't feel like they're being taken care of and I don't feel respected as a parent.
I have heard others say this before, but I couldn't disagree more! I found him to be a bit reserved at first, but I honestly think he's just shy. He is brilliant with kids, my DD loves him, and seeing him interact with her as a newborn sold me on the 40 minute drive. And I second what Paige mentioned - while he practices homeopathy, he is board-certified in pediatrics. Very low key, doesn't get worked up about the small stuff, and has never prescribed anything other than fluids and cuddles for my DD. My DH and were just talking about how we can't wait to see him interact with our new LO, due to arrive in early summer. He is seriously The Child Whisperer.
Sage, did you find a new pediatrician? I am having the same problem right now... not feeling heard or respected by our current pediatrician. I would be interested to hear how your search went and where you landed...
UPDATE: After my twins were born in 2011, we switched to Dr. Nassin at Memorial Hospital Pediatric Care Center. She and the clinic are AMAZING. We are very very happy there.
We see Dr. Griffith at Pediatric Associates in East Providence. He's friendly, doesn't rush you out the door, is very ok with my selective/delayed vax schedule, pro extended bf'ing, and supportive of our vegan lifestyle.
Dr. McGonigle in Providence is also worth checking out.