Does anyone know of a pediatrician who is open to vaccinating on a delayed or alternative schedule in the Brattleboro (VT) area?
pediatritian open to alt vaccination in Brattleboro area?
Thanks - I'll elaborate on my dilemma a little bit: we usually see a ND, but their office doesn't carry vaccines. The two local normal pediatric offices have rather fierce and rigid vaccination statements on their websites. A place my ND recommended has a waitlist of 100 people .... it's frustrating that it's so hard to find what I would consider to be basic care! (Just because I want my childrens' specific needs and risk factors to be considered) Ok, end rant. :) If anyone has any leads, please chime in!
If you call the Bratt Memorial Hospital - or maybe they have it online- they have a list of who is taking new patients and it's broken down by internist/family med/peds etc..............
I know folks who have seen Martina Szcesny (spelling ??) and have been pleased with her approach - she's family med - however I don't know if she is open/closed to new patients. She believes in vaccinations and her staff gives them but I can't imagine her being "fierce or rigid" about an alternative schedule.
The hospital does have a nice easy online search with the info you mentioned. Unfortunately, Martina S. is not accepting new pts right now.
So at the moment we are on the 100 person waiting-list for Lauren McClure. She is accepting new patients, but from this end of the waiting list, it's hard to understand what that means. I suppose I could go through and call the rest of the family practitioners who are accepting new pts and see if anyone has a shorter waiting list, but I haven't.
I've had no problem with Nancy Haydock and Elizabeth Richards at Brattleboro Primary Care and Pediatrics (next to the hospital). That said, while I do follow an alternative schedule it's not too far off from the recommended schedule. I basically stick to one or two vaccines at a time and skipped rotavirus and chicken pox, and delayed MMR a little and totally put off the hep vac's until kindergarten. Dr. Richards was maybe a little bit pushy early on but ultimately left things up to me (but I did ask her opinions on some things so perhaps it's unfair to call her pushy!) Overall I'm very happy with both pediatricians and the office itself is run very smoothly. I found all of the nurses to be very respectful of our choice of an alternate schedule and it didn't really seem to phase them in the least. It's Brattleboro, I think they realize they need to be open to alternative schedules! All of that said though, I have no idea if they're accepting new patients. Good luck!