Dr. DeLuc was well-versed in intact penis care when I was "grilling" (ha!) her. That was definitely one of the topics I delved into. Her response was along the lines of, "Just leave them alone." I told her that many moms have experienced forced retraction by local peds and she seemed shocked.
She's definitely an MD. She's not anti-vax, but she is willing to respectfully work with patients that choose not to.
I asked her a lot of questions and then tried to give her a picture of what a lot of the moms I work with through LLL and HMN are looking for. She was unfamiliar with traditional foods and paleo diets but seemed eager to learn more and research it and feels strongly about the link between nutrition and health and appalled at the lack of training in med school on nutrition. I think she's still finding her place in the holistic physician space, but I really liked her general philosophy of willingness to learn, be respectful, and honor informed choice. I like that she stepped back from group practice because of a paradigm shift in her outlook on wellness. She's pursuing board certification in holistic medicine so that she can advertise herself as holistic.
I told her there was a practice niche for peds willing to make house calls for homebirthed newborns since Kute isn't doing it anymore. She didn't seem like she was going to jump right on that, but I thought it was worth letting her know since she's wanting to grow her business. We did talk a good bit about routine newborn procedures, and I think she took it all in and was mulling over the idea that there are those of out there that don't do those things. She does have Saturday hours too which is a nice bonus.
I teach a breastfeeding class for one of the local Bradley teachers, and I've added her to the list of peds I suggest to those students. I know some were choosing her, so I'm interested in hearing some follow-up reports from them.