Originally Posted by annettejohnson02
I am doing search for old posts also....but I need a ped in the Clear Lake area of Houston who is non-vax friendly. The name I have heard repeatedly is Kalia, but she is not accepting new patients at this time. The baby will have medicaid for 1 year then switch over to my DH's plan (BCBS). Thanks!!
I live (well, okay not right now) in Galveston and take my daughter to UTMB. I see a member of the faculty practice there at Island Pediatrics. She (and two of her other colleagues that I have seen) have been EXTREMELY supportive of my decision to selectively vaccinate. My daughter is following the Sears alternate plan. They have expressed their professional opinion to me, and we have been able to have intelligent, reasonable discussion about it, and they support my decision. I was initially very concerned that I would not be supported because UTMB has such a large vaccine research center (I was asked to participate in one--and my pedi stopped them and said "you won't get anywhere with that one" and laughed as they tried to convince me anyway.) But I met with my pedi before DD was born and discussed it with her and came in with well-reasoned research to back up why I wanted to do what I wanted to do, and like I said, she and her two colleagues that I've seen when she's been unavailable, have been more than supportive. I would recommend the Faculty Group Practice at Island Pediatrics if you live closer to the Galveston area.