thank you! my midwife also recommended them yesterday, so I called and I have a consult with Dr. Perlman. they take our insurance and don't charge a crazy membership fee (one place was $900, ouch!), so hopefully it'll work out. we're (so far) mostly on board with vaxing, just not on the schedule, and minus a couple we're uncomfortable with, which I feel like isn't too abnormal for families around here. but I also hear that many doctors get defensive about any alternative to the schedule, so who knows.
oh, cool! That is what we did and they didn't hassle us at all about skipping certain things and delaying others. If MIchael Linn is in the Oakland office he is really cool. Tina Hong is a good doctor as well, but I think she is mainly in the Alameda office. .. woah, $900 ?! that seems wild. I don't remember ever waiting long there, either.
Meredith: I hate bringing a baby to the doctor, too. In fact I hate going to the ped. during flu season so I never take my kids in during the winter if I can avoid it. I took my last little guy in when he was 2 weeks old and my doctor gave me a bit of a hard time about it... but really, why do you want to rush out after having a baby? I just didn't feel up to it. I think within the first month is good, just to establish care, get a good weight, etc.