I posted a while back about trying to find a ped for my intact son on the northside of Indy. Of the few suggestions I got, one wasn't taking new patients, one isn't anywhere near me and the other doesn't accept my insurance. The one doctor who isn't accepting new patients had other docs in her practice so I figured hey why not go meet with one she works with? He said he retracts during well baby exams. I found another ped via a friend who has a girl. I liked the ped ok but she also said she retracts. Both said it in a very "well, it's just what you DO" sort of way. Ugh.
I am just TIRED of not being able to find a pediatrician who knows more than I do about having a foreskin!!!! Seriously! Is this so hard??! One simple google search on how to care for an intact penis results in DO NOT RETRACT on every page in huge bold letters yet every single doctor I have found says they HAVE TO do it. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone!
I know I can just keep going to the same doc I have been going to (who thinks you really should circumcise because it's cleaner - ) and I can keep reminding him every single time he removes the diaper to not retract. But when something happens, god forbid, and we needs the medical expertise and all I have is Dr Cut It Off as a guide, I know I am going to be scrambling to find a more intact friendly doc. I'd rather just find one now. I know Indiana isn't the top state for intact boys (hahah far from it) but there has GOT to be some ped in this area that is educated in this department.
How the heck do I go about finding this? Does anyone have any advice? DO I just start randomly picking peds for interviews and keep going to on these meet and greets till I find one that tells me they know better than to retract a baby's foreskin? This is getting exhausting.