I came to this board in July searching for information on pediatricians after my then 15mo had an awful reaction (5 day 103+ fever) to the MMR vaccine. I had been very unhappy with the factory style care at Texas Children's Pediatrics, especially the misdiagnosis of perpetually swollen lymph nodes (since birth) as dermoid cysts, and the lack of concern at the MMR reaction was the last straw (Yes, I've been educating myself in the meantime on non/delayed vax issues). I"ve been meaning to return to thank the person that recommended Dr. Jeoffery Wolens at Vip Pediatrics (THANK YOU!!). On our first visit re: lymph nodes , we were admitted within 5 minutes and Dr. Woellens spent a full hour speaking with us about our concerns and and answering our questions. On our second visit, 18 month check-up, we were admitted within 5 minutes and he spent a full 45 minutes with us discussing milestones and answering questions/concerns. We declined he flu vacccine at that visit and he did not bat an eye. This was the closest to "concierge care" I could have hoped for with traditional insurance coverage.
Yesterday, Amaya was became very ill in the afternoon (vomiting and diarrhea) and we called at 3:45 and they advised us to bring her in ASAP. We were treated immediately upon arrival. While leaving the office, my DH nearly teared up b/c of the care and concern the doctor showed our daughter which was in direct contrast to what we had experienced in the past.
We have not personally dealt with some of the issues that may be important to you, but Dr. Wolens may be worthy of an interview.
Thanks again to the person(s) who recommended him. We are eternally grateful.