Originally Posted by maptome
We see Dr. Travis at Treehouse. He's not my favorite, but he does let us do selective/delayed vaxing. He doesn't give us a hard time about it nor does anyone at Treehouse. We did an interview when I was pregnant. It may be worth giving them a call if you need another option. Caveat, the nurse practitioners and Dr. Travis will tell you to cry it out for every parenting issue you have, but I just ignore them.
See, that's the thing. I've been trying to find a ped that was okay with delayed vaxing which is why I called Treehouse in the first place. I didn't even intend to mention vaxing at all when they called me back to setup an interview between me and the Dr. I requested, but they asked me directly who we saw now and why we were leaving and it just didn't occur to me to make something else up. I told them we didn't vax and our pediatrician was adamant that we get certain vaxes or we could not remain in her practice. That was when she launched into this whole schpeal about the entire practice being pro-vax. To which my response was that, I, as the parent can still refuse right? They said yes, but she again, emphasized the stance on being pro-vax. I said (and this is true as well) that I don't have a problem with being offered vaccinations or them being discussed. I just don't want to be pressured to get them when it's ultimately my decision to make.
She consulted with the Dr. and called me back the next day and told me that he decided we would not be a good fit with their practice and that I should find someone who is more open to delayed/selective vax'ing. To which I responded that I would if I could.
People I've talked to think that the state or the AAP or the medical board or somebody is threatening doctors with their medical licenses if they don't comply with the vaccination schedule. It's a smart way of getting around the whole parents have rights issue... parents will always have the right to refuse, but doctors on the other hand can have their license revoked. It puts parents like me into a very difficult situation. Honestly, I feel like I'm being forced to choose between vaccinating my kids or getting them substandard care in other areas.
If you haven't contacted Treehouse previously, by all means, go for it... just don't mention the V word.