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Help finding non-vax friendly, medicaid accepting, FP/Ped in Parker/Castle Rock, CO area

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Hi all -

 

Recently had UC.  Brought 25 hour old infant to only medicaid accepting "doctor" in our county (Elbert) to be sent away by hysterical PA.  Was told baby was a liability because baby hadn't been seen by a doctor after birth... not sure what we would be doing in a DOCTOR'S OFFICE...

 

Anyway, looking for a doctor just to give baby the once-over (check pulse ox, do PKU... now only the second one as we're out of the time-frame for the 24-72 hour first round).  We don't vax, so looking for a doctor that won't freak out or try and report us for the UC/non-vax state.

 

I'm even willing to pay out of pocket for the one appointment.  However, I've been told that some doctors in the area won't accept medicaid patients - even if we pay out of pocket - because of some rule where if you can afford to pay OOP you shouldn't be on medicaid.  Personally feel there's a HUGE difference between paying for one appointment and paying for ongoing or emergency care.

 

Any input/experience very appreciated!  Thanks!

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Originally Posted by BlessedAgain View Post

Hi all -

 

Recently had UC.  Brought 25 hour old infant to only medicaid accepting "doctor" in our county (Elbert) to be sent away by hysterical PA.  Was told baby was a liability because baby hadn't been seen by a doctor after birth... not sure what we would be doing in a DOCTOR'S OFFICE...

 

Anyway, looking for a doctor just to give baby the once-over (check pulse ox, do PKU... now only the second one as we're out of the time-frame for the 24-72 hour first round).  We don't vax, so looking for a doctor that won't freak out or try and report us for the UC/non-vax state.

 

I'm even willing to pay out of pocket for the one appointment.  However, I've been told that some doctors in the area won't accept medicaid patients - even if we pay out of pocket - because of some rule where if you can afford to pay OOP you shouldn't be on medicaid.  Personally feel there's a HUGE difference between paying for one appointment and paying for ongoing or emergency care.

 

Any input/experience very appreciated!  Thanks!

I can't say for sure what the policy is on UC checks, but I know that Pediatric Pathways in Centennial is non-vax friendly. Also Partners in Pediatrics in Parker is as well, but it depends on what doctor you get. We're selective-vax and haven't had any problems there. What about a naturopath? Would you be able to see him/her? I know there's a guy who works out of Birth Rocks! in Castle Rock that I've heard good things about - Adam Graves

 

Also, I have an aquaintence who just had a UC a few weeks ago (it could be you) and have emailed her to see if she has any recommendations. I'll let you know. Good luck!

 

ETA - I heard back from my friend. This might be a drive for you, but she sees Brandon Davidson-Tracy at Stapleton Pediatrics 303.399.7900. She said that he didn't ask too many questions about the home birth, and was OK with her denial of the Hep B vaccine. 


Edited by maydaymom10 - 12/19/12 at 2:09pm
post #3 of 8

Have you found a Dr yet?  

 

I recently had  a TERRIBLE experience trying to get in to Pediatric Pathways.  They might be non-vax friendly, but they were definitely not medicaid friendly.  

 

But Healthy Habits Pediatrics was great.  I got in there quickly, they took my insurance without a problem, and Dr. Julie Cordova had no problem with our vax choices.  

 

Congratulations on the new baby, btw.  How are you all doing?

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Thank you.  I hadn't looked yet, but I, too, haven't heard the greatest things about Pediatric Pathways.  Basically, if you get a non/selective-vax friendly doc, you're good... but they aren't all on board with that and I've yet to find out WHO is non-vax friendly there.  I still appreciate the suggestions, though.

 

Maybe I'll try Dr. Cordova - do you have any contact info for her?

Anyone know of a family practitioner that accepts medicaid?  Granted, at this point I only have a couple weeks left, but I would like to get a check to make sure everything remained intact from the birth.  We're both doing well - I'm just tired.  But four kids will do that (I'm a March, 2011 mama, too... as well as 11/06 and 02/05).
 

post #5 of 8

Which Pediatric Pathways Pediatrician is more non-vax friendly?
 

post #6 of 8

Dr. Cordova

 

Oh wow, 4 kids!  Your screen name is very fitting, lol.  I hope you find someone just perfect for your family!

post #7 of 8

i don't know if this helps at all, but i've chosen green mountain pediatrics for our future baby. i was so impressed with the doctor when i went for the consultation. she's an attachment parenting advocate and prefers parents to make informed decisions about everything to do with their child, rather than rely on someone else to tell them. we're selective vax and she's completely fine with that. they also don't offer pills/meds very often, they encourage a healthy lifestyle and natural suggestions rather than intervention. i'm not sure how far away lakewood is from where you are, though.

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No Dr. info, but it is actually illegal in the state of Colorado for any care provider who *can* take Medicaid (even if they choose not to) to accept cash payments from anyone on Medicaid. Their reasoning is so that we don't get taken advantage of. Reality is that it leaves us with restricted access to all but emergency health care.

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