Hi, my 19 month old daughter is a patient of Joel Sawady at Cambridge Family Health in Inman Square and we love him!
We have been seeing him since my daughter's birth and he has been very approachable and non-judgmental. Although it's quite a busy practice, he never feels rushed and seems to really listen to our concerns. He's got a very calm and gentle way about him. We happened to have our 18 month check-up today and he spent ten minutes letting my daughter play with his stethoscope before beginning to examine her just so she wouldn't be so scared!
We were his first home birth patients and while he was taken aback at first, he didn't voice any objections or criticism and actually told us later that he'd been impressed by how thorough the midwives records of the birth had been.
I'm still nursing and he's never been anything but fully supportive of breastfeeding. When we told him we were co-sleeping he gave a speech that some studies have shown risks with co-sleeping but finished by saying that there were also a lot of benefits to co-sleeping and he had many patients who did it. In terms of vaccines, he told us he'd respect whatever we decided. I can't recommend him enough. Good luck!