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Old 03-31-2009, 08:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I went to the doctor's for my sons tongue-tie. He started asking me about vaccinations. He was calling my silly and foolish for not getting them done. He said I am listening to false information. A wk ago he had a meeting with a bunch of doctors and said there was never a shred of evidence that vaccinations have a negative effect. So I heard a 10 minute speech today. What a downer!
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Sorry you had to deal with that. How unprofessional and immature of him to name call.

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Not one shred of evidence, huh? And what exactly would this doctor call VAERS?
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And all the money that the government paid out? And all the money that they haven't?
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switch doctors to someone who will work with you.

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I'd find someone else too. He seems to be a bit of an egomaniac. Sorry you had to endure this type of treatment. I would have gathered up my kid and walked out then and there. You do not have to tolerate that type of abuse.

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That's good ol' American Modern medicine for you ! No need or tolerance for anything natural! I swear, how did human beings ever make it before there were vaccines and modern practices? These doctors are taught one thing, and they sure do stick by it! Shame on you for not injecting your kid with poison!
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This is what I recommend saying (something along these lines):

"Thanks for your thoughts on this...I appreciate your views. We are always interested in new information, so if you would like to direct me to some specific safety studies I'd love to see what brought you to the position you take. I am especially interested in seeing the evidence of long-term safety, so if you could direct me to any independent, large-scale studies comparing the health of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated individuals I would greatly appreciate it."

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"I appreciate your concern, but I don't appreciate your tone and feel uncomfortable with your attitude and attempts to intimidate me. You're fired. I'll contact your office about transferring our records to our new provider."

He works for you, not the other way around. Would you let your plumber speak to you that way? I don't care if my pediatrician thinks I'm the worst mother in the world. Vaccination is the parents' choice, and one that even the AAP urges physicians to respect. Don't take any guff.

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He was calling my silly and foolish for not getting them done. He said I am listening to false information.

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"I appreciate your concern, but I don't appreciate your tone and feel uncomfortable with your attitude and attempts to intimidate me. You're fired. I'll contact your office about transferring our records to our new provider."
exactly.
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"Thanks but I address my concerns with his regular pediatrician. Are you willing to help with the issue we're here for or see this as a free call to lecture me on something that doesn't pertain to your speciality?"

Then I'd leave. Seriously what does that have to do with being tongue-tied? Oh, that's right - NOTHING! Grrrr!
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Ugh- sorry you had to deal with that. Can you find a better more understanding doctor?
I am getting ready for the same kind if battle in a few weeks The same pedi we have been with since DS was born is still our current pedi. The 1st 6 months we battled with him over the issue. At 12 months, the doc just KNEW who we were when he walked in and didn't even ASK about vaccines. It's been a year since we've been there so I wonder if he remembers us. I remember back when DS was born, the dr said if we didn't vax by age 2, then he wouldn't see us anymore. I guess we'll see in a few weeks! I live in a very conservative area and found only 1 doc but the wait time is about 3-4 hrs to be seen (with an appt!) I'll take my chances at this place, we plan on moving out of the area in 6 months so this will be our last visit to this doc no matter what.
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