I'm sick of my useless pediatrician. She's very nice and is in sync with me regarding most of my parenting ways and views, but she is absolutely and completely useless when it comes to emergencies. I never feel confident in calling her when I have a question because I always get an answer of "ehhhhhh...".
When my son was 5 weeks old and spiked a fever out of nowhere and was lethargic and not eating, I called her to find out if I should try acetaminophen before rushing to the ER or if I should bring him straight away. Her answer was "Ehhhh, it could really go either way.." She spent 10 minutes on the phone with me being wishy-washy. I said screw it and brought him into the ER. Glad I did because he had to spend 3 days getting IV abx. His fever would just not go away. I've gotten this same answer from her multiple times on different issues.
Anyway, I'm looking for a small 1 - 2 pediatrician practice that's great in an emergency, very pro breastfeeding (and extended breastfeeding), pro AP, good at discussing all information and making decisions with parents, ok with delayed/selective vax, not pushy, up to date on current AAP and WHO recommendations, and preferably female.
I moved here from Canada and don't have any friends/family in the area so I have no one to get recommendations from around me. My midwife gave me my current ped as a recommendation (though after I told her the stuff that happened when my son got sick, she stopped recommending her to others) and I'm really not sure where else other than here to get recommendations from.
My family is currently on a wait list for Dr. Kressly, who I hear is excellent, but her wait list is still at least a year long. Please feel free to share any info you have. I appreciate it!