I'm taking my boys to their CHIP (ie, Medicaid) doctor for well-child visits this week. It is really just to get a note signed for school; I guess the state requires that the schools have a note on file from their doctor.
They haven't been to this doctor before. I am taking my boys to him based on:
1. I got his name from a local chiro's list that was compiled from the chiro's clients; chiro doesn't personally vouch for the doc, but a client of his said he was worthy of his list (so he's likely alternative-friendly).
2. This doc was also on a list here on MDC forums that he was likely alternative-friendly.
3. Doc was listed as a provider through CHIP. No other providers on the CHIP list met the 1. or 2. above.
4. He is a DO, and they tend to be more alternative.
So, I'm really not sure if he is going to give me a hassle about not vaccinating. I vaxxed ds1 up to 9 months, but none since. DS2 has never been vaxxed.
I read somewhere randomly recently that someone recommended NOT signing the office form that they give you (that states you know the harm in NOT vaccinating) and to give the doctor your exemption form. I have filed the exemption form with both boys' schools with no problem at all. I have one extra copy for each of them that I requested from the state, and I'm wondering if I should take it with me to their appointment.
Anyone have any input on my situation?