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#1 of 3 Old 01-07-2009, 05:03 PM - Thread Starter
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When making phone calls to doctor's to schedule first appointment should I mention that my children are not vaccinated or wait till the first visit and then tell him/her. I'm about to make those phone calls looking for the doctor and I don't want to be kicked off because of delaying vaccinations.
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I would be up front about it...If you don't mention will come up when you are there and if they are a practice that won't see your child if they are unvaccinated, than you have just wasted a bunch of time. I don't know how old your kids are, but if they are younger than school age, you could say you are delaying and see what kind of response you get.
My first MD I did not mention it and after the 6 month visit when I refused to sign the "bad mommy" form, I got "fired" anyway and had to find a more accepting doc. I wasted 6 months where I could have been building a relationship with a more open-minded doctor!

If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

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I always ask before scheduling the first appointment because I don't want to waste my time or theirs. We will not ever be convinced to vaccinate, so why see a doctor who won't respect our decision?

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