My pedi fits some of your criteria, not all. He's in Braintree.
He is not holistically minded, but I don't discuss this with him; I will consult with other NDs, etc. He is an MD and able to prescribe meds should I/we choose them.
We don't vaccinate at all right now (I call it Selectively Delayed), he is 100% fine with that. We keep an open dialogue, I will inquire as to what he'd recommend at the time, he is fine if I leave w/out getting that shot. His nurses support his patients in this. (he did say that if we come in for a sick visit and see his younger colleagues, they may push the vaccination issue with me. We've never experienced this b/c we've never been sick enough to visit the office for a sick visit.)
He is an older doc, prior to all the crazy pharma push, he allows the parents to parent, understands that he's a partner in parenting and health, not the All Knowing. I feel I can ask him anything, although I haven't needed to, as I feel comfortable with a few ND, chiropractors, etc. that I can consult with (and reading this whole forum).
Was supportive of my bfing until well past 2 yo; I tried for a homebirth, I think he'd be fine with it, even though admittedly, he wasn't our pedi when I first gave birth.
I don't think he'd do a home visit, doesn't seem like the kind of office.... but I could be wrong.
He's in Braintree, near the big T station at the 93/Rt3/128 intersection. Free, easy parking.
Accepts our BCBS insurance.
Also, he's great with kids: when he walks into the room, he begins the exam from across the room, checking out eyes, nose (who knows what else) while comfortably carrying on a conversation with me, getting the kid comfortable. Which is nice b/c we see him maybe once a year; we're never sick, we don't do well-baby/shot visits. He's just a comfortable guy.
PM me if any of the above works for you; if not, no problem! Cheers!
Originally Posted by artteacher
I am still very much on the lookout for a pediatrician who is:
-holistically minded, but is a medical professional
-is respectful and understanding of an alternative vaccination schedule
-available and committed to helping new parents take care of their little on
-of course supportive of breastfeeding, but also of my home birth
-ideally does a home visit, but this is NOT a deal breaker at all!
-somewhere in the greater boston area.....we are in needham
-takes most insurances- hphc is ours!