Hello everyone! I have a question for all on my fellow torontonians (Happy Labour Day )
I really wish that I could have a more open/ honest relationship with my child's paediatrician (my lo is 21 months and I have another on the way) but she is old, wise and very much stuck in her ways. She does have a lot of knowledge and she is patient and kind with her patients - but towards me she is condescending whenever I ask her anything out of the ordinary. Ie, if she know that I bf freely and not on a schedule, she would probably flip her wig. When I choose to delay dh's vax she lectured me and told me that I was the only mother in her practice that chose to do so- blah blah blah. I work ft, I'm about to have another kiddo to take care of so I need someone that is relatively close to get to. I have a midwife for my pregnancy (who is awesome) and I did have a naturopath (but I am currently looking for a new one because we don't see to eye to eye on co-sleeping and she kept trying to punch ferber on me... heck if I am paying you out of pocket - then I at least want someone that I can relate to about mothering!) When I go to doc appt I like to be completely honest.. and I sucks that I haven't been able to find a group of health professionals that I can relate to...
So, does anyone in Toronto (Scarborough, Markham, North York) know of any good paediatricians?
Thank you for this suggestion skycheattraffic. I never thought of seeing our familt doc instead! And I actually like her and can relate to her a lot more. Luckily, DS doesn't have to see a specialist; so it shoudl be no problem. And yes - so far no luck with finding a good ped. (thats close by anyways). Have a great day!
I actually told my midwife out here that i needed a dr and would she know of anyone that would work with me specifically on my wishes for a selective/delayed vacc schedule... And she did! So my new dr is also Family practice and she is wonderful. Very PRO-parent and willing to engage in an adult-to-adult conversation to find out where you stand, not talk down to you and dictate what you should do.... Such a relief.
Good luck in your search!