Anyone have recommendations for doctors who are open to parents that choose alternative things like not vaccinating in the Austin area? I just moved to NW Austin.
No vax friendly family doctor in Austin?
I've heard good things about a clinic in Round Rock...School House, I think. I'm also about to check out Suffredini to see if she's more AP supportive.
Try Dr. Jerome Hudson. http://hudsonadolescentmedicine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/site.home.cfm
He's very liberal and non-judgmental.
I know clients who have used him for years who didn't/couldn't do standard vaccines.
They LOVE him!
Tanya Phillips, IBCLC
Wheelock and Hudson are both far from me...I checked out Suffredini but they have a blanket must-vax policy. I'm about to switch to Trestor at Central Family Practice. They're out of network so I'll have to file claims myself and pray to get partially reimbursed, but he does cradle to grave care so the whole family could see him. They also have acupuncturists on staff.
Kangos is another popular one, although I think they make you sign a waiver of you're non-vax.
I have been with Treehouse in Round Rock since my first son was born in 2009 (and have a newborn now). We do delayed/selective vax and they have never said anything about it. When we interviewed Dr. Travis he did mention that they have patients who don't vax at all and that is "scary" to him but they feel their job is to educate parents to make the best decision for themselves. In any case our appointments are short and sweet - Dr. Travis doesn't ask any questions about bf'ing, where the baby sleeps, anything like that. Never mentioned anything about when to start solids or anything. So basically he just does doctor stuff and doesn't really try to do any parenting stuff. He does talk about milestones to watch for and safety concerns but that's about it. I was just in there a couple of weeks ago and they did ask if I was getting my 3YO the Hep B anytime soon and I said no and they had me sign something, which is the first time they've ever asked me to do that. But I signed it and that was that and no one said anything else about it.