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post #21 of 36

Can anyone PM the names of the peds in Parma, Strongsville, Brooklyn?  I think I know who the Brooklyn one is, but it was a long wait to see them last time I tried.  We've been seeing my family practice doctor, who even when I talked to them before DD's last well child and said we weren't doing any more vaxes, and they *said to me* that it was all completely up to the parents, they got all irritated b/c she "needed" 5 of them at her 5 year appt.  

 

They barely even finished the rest of the well-child visit....and my DD was very anxious around the doc and took a while to warm up to the office, so he was critical of that too.  

 

So, we're also looking for someone who is younger and female.  Old guys don't work well with DD.  lol

post #22 of 36

Hi- Can you please PM to me the name of the pediatrician in Middleburg Heights?   Thank you!

post #23 of 36

Is there a reason everyone is PMing and not posting names?  Is that a no-no?

The Dr in Middleburg Hts is probably Dr Janet Levatin at Tenpenny integrative Medical Center.  She is great but be warned they don't take insurance.  It is all out of pocket and your insurance may or may not reimburse you.  She is a great holistic Dr.

 

I'd also love to know the one from Parma?!

post #24 of 36

I don't know why we're doing it all by PM, but I haven't been messaged yet with anyone's name, so I'm still waiting.  I figured on the Dr. Tenpenny connection, and the guy in Brooklyn starts with a K and is with MetroHealth. ;)

 

 

I'd really love to know the Parma one or the Strongsville one.  Like today.  lol

 

My dd had to go to urgent care yesterday -- her spider bites are staph-infected.  I have to find someone for follow-up for this weekend or Monday.

 

The name I had for Lakewood isn't taking new patients except for newborns, so I'm out of luck there.  (But they also told me to wait to follow-up until the antibiotics had a few days or so to work.  They said UC and ERs always say that, but 48 hours isn't enough time to know if things are improving.)

post #25 of 36

ShannonT -- Several years ago, we saw a Dr.Santos @ Metrohealth main campus.  She had a really good rapport with our dd and wasn't overly pushy about the vaccines we didn't have according to 'the schedule' (we were just very matter-of-fact, 'well no, we're not getting that now' about it).  We did see her through the pediatric urgent care at the main campus, and sometimes there are residents who you'll end up having to see too that will be overly pushy about it (but whomever the attending is isn't, and they're who you're really there to see - just to keep in mind).    

 

Haven't heard about MD's in the other locations you mention before, but there are a few older threads that have other doctors on the East side (Heights, Willoughby) whom I recall.  Not that that's of much help to you if you're looking elsewhere.

post #26 of 36

We have decided to go with Dr. Levy at Kids in the Sun in Brecksville.  We met with her this morning and she was wonderful!  Thanks for the recommendation!  I am so excited, I was getting wore out of interviewing peds.  

post #27 of 36

So Levy's ok with selective/no vax, or at least not pushy?  I've met her before when I took my niece in.  She's my brother's kids ped.  I was hoping not to have to copy after my SIL, but if I have to, I will.  

 

Do you know if she's ever out in the Strongsville office, or just on 82 in Brecksville/BH?

post #28 of 36

Anyone know the Parma Dr mentioned before?

 

ShannonT- hope your dd's bites are healing!! Staph can be scary.  I've heard there is a special raw honey you can apply to staph that fights it naturally.  I don't remember the name but you can probably google it.

post #29 of 36

I am not 100% sure if she is vaccine "free"  but I did ask her about changing schedules and only doing select vaccines and she was very supportive of it.  It is worth asking her, I bet she would be open for it.  She does not go out to Strongsville however, you can use that clinic for sick visits if you are a patient of the clinic and only see her for well checks.  

post #30 of 36
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Anyone know the Parma Dr mentioned before?

ShannonT- hope your dd's bites are healing!! Staph can be scary.  I've heard there is a special raw honey you can apply to staph that fights it naturally.  I don't remember the name but you can probably google it.

Thanks! She's nearly completely healed, except for the one they lanced. It was plain old staph, and they really made me panicked over nothing.
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I am not 100% sure if she is vaccine "free"  but I did ask her about changing schedules and only doing select vaccines and she was very supportive of it.  It is worth asking her, I bet she would be open for it.  She does not go out to Strongsville however, you can use that clinic for sick visits if you are a patient of the clinic and only see her for well checks.  

When I met her, she was super-nice, but didn't seem to know I wasn't my SIL. And I remember back when my niece was one, and they were getting MMR, that my SIL had some qualms about the chicken pox vax. Levy convinced he to get it so that she wouldn't have facial scars. The scare tactic worked. So just be aware that she might try some tricks. ;-)
post #31 of 36

good to know, I will keep my ears open.  I hope that this will work out, I am exhausted of interviewing docs.

post #32 of 36

Morton (Nick) Saunders out of Premiere Medical Partners in Cuyahoga Falls.  The whole practice used to be relatively anti-vax.  They have recently caved and will do vaxes but still don't harass.

 

Why all the secretive PMs regarding non vax doctors?

post #33 of 36

would this practice in cuyahoga falls see a baby, though?  My daughter is only 3 months old.  I'm trying to find a pediatrician to take her to that won't turn her away if I don't want any vaccinations.  It would also be nice if they took medicaid (?) But not completely necessary.  If anyone knows of a vaccine free/ friendly pediatrician that will see a 3 month old baby I am in the Akron area.  Green, Cuyahoga Falls, Akron, Tallmadge, Ellet, Kent, Hudson, etc.
 

post #34 of 36
I posted this question on Cleveland Natural Parenting's Facebook page and got some good leads. Vaccine-friendly pediatricians: Dr. Jon Kannensohn - UH Premier Pediatricians (Mentor), Dr. David Kuentz - Brooklyn Health Center (Metro), Dr. Thomas Phelps in Chesterland. I've also heard there's a family practitioner, Dr. Brown in the Wooster area who is also vax friendly, but I don't have more info on him.
post #35 of 36

I recently heard about Dr. Jeffrey Shaw at Canton Pediatrics being good.  The second-hand info I have is that he hasn't vaccinated his own children.  I need to find a new ped. for our 3 yr old soon and may check him out.  Has anyone else heard of him?

post #36 of 36

Dr. Janet Levatin, MD sounds like just the kind of ped. you are looking for. She just gave us (Oh. Midwives Alliance) a great inservice on all the dangers of vaccines, Vit K, & such! She does homeo-prophylaxis. She works with Dr. Tenpennny in Middleburg Heights, OH. 440-239-3438

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