We move to Westminster in one month and I would love to find a really natural type of doctor for my boys. Someone who knows nutrition and diet, natural healing, ok with not vaccinating etc. Don't mind driving a bit if we find a good doc. Thx
I don't know how far you'd have to drive, but we go to Partners in Pediatrics. I know they have a Denver office.
They are pretty open with an alternative schedule. They do a lot of integrative medicine & we've been happy with them not always pushing the antibiotics, etc. We're doing the traditional schedule (long story), but I have a friend who does the alternative schedule & hasn't run into any problems.
That being said, you will have to find which one of their doctors you "click" with. Although the practice is very open-minded, each physician & PA has his/her own philosophies. You could probably talk to the receptionist when making the initial appointment to get set up with one who most closely matches your ideals. Once you find the doc that you like, then you can schedule your appointments with him/her.
I'm sure Boulder has some great docs that might be a little close to you, although I don't know any. Good luck and hope you have a smooth move to Colorado!
We also go to Partners in Pediatrics in Denver, and I really like their overall philosophy. It is true that it may take some time to find a pediatrician you really "click" with because there are so many doctors and PA's practicing there. I like that they are open to to selective vaccination/ non-vaxing. They give you this really amazing book when you become a patient there called Naturally Healthy Child- it is great to have on hand and offers a variety of natural and home remedies. That being said, my one disappointment so far is that there is really no guarantee that you will be able to see same pediatrician every time, especially for sick visits. Well visits can be booked months in advance, so your chances are better, but in hindsight, I wish I had chosen an individual practice for that reason.
My natural childbirth class instructor/doula sent me a list of other like-minded ("crunchy") pediatricians all over the Denver Metro area that many of her clients have recommended. I copied and pasted her list below. Good luck!!
1. Julie Becker-Cordova, MD
Littleton Pediatric Medical Center
8340 S. Sangre de Cristo Rd.
Littleton, CO 80127
2. Gabriel Godina, MD
1930 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
3. Susan Fudge-Ericson
Wheatridge: (720) 284-3717
4. Cheryl LeBlanc,
5. Hal Stein
Denver West Pediatrics
Lakewood: (303) 216-0333
6. Shen Nagel
Wheatridge: (720) 284-3700
7. Aspen Park Pediatrics
Conifer: (303) 838-3355
8. Michelle Uthoff-Cambell
Pediatric Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine
Denver: (303) 921-6263
I beyond recommend Dr. Debby Hamilton in Boulder (http://www.holisticpediatric.com/)
She doesn't support vaccines. She is pro nutrition, healing in alternative ways, has a lot of experience treating hard cases (allergies, autism), she's a DAN doctor and she is a beautiful person. She's our daughter's doctor, and our daughter (with severe allergies) has come so far under Dr. Debby's care! I've recommended her many times and just had two friends take their kiddos to her and they were so pleased.
Good luck to you!