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Long story short:  Ds was prescribed a medicine by a specialist and Medicaid rejected the claim.  I called the HMO and they told me a dr neeed to send in a special form, but they told me it had to be the PCP, not the rx'ing doc.  Well, I don't use any of the Medicaid ped's bc none of them take non-vaxers.  I have a great person I pay on a fee-for-service basis who doesn't take insurance at all.

 

Anyway, I was forced to take ds to see this ped today for the 1st time and all went well.  Very well, I actually really liked him.  He made a comment about something he would ask me the next time he saw ds and I gently reminded him that we had a PCP we loved and likely would not see him again.  He asked me why I wouldn't come back and I told him I doubted we'd be welcome bc we are religiously opposed to vax.

 

Well, that's when it all fell apart.  He told me I HAD to vax for tetanus, that even his die-hard non vaxing parents did that one, and I quietly stated that I did not have to.  He told me the obligatory scary story about the 6yo with a trach tube he treated last year.  I listened patiently and thanked him for his time, apologized for wasting it, and got up to leave.  He followed me into the hall yelling that I had 30 days to find a new ped.  I smiled nicely and told him I didn't need it bc I already had a great dr I loved.  I told him to have a nice weekend, not at all sarcastically, and he responded "Whatever"

 

So I can only speculate that I will receive my 5th (or is it 6th?) visit from a report made for not vaxing.  Oh well, at least I cleaned my house early this morning nd my fridge is still full from the last visit to the warehouse club.

 


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What were the circumstances of the previous 4 or 5 CPS visits for not vaccinating?

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I'm wondering why you even brought it up?

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I'm wondering why you even brought it up?



 Yeah, this could have been easily avoided.


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Because she likely would not see him again anyway and he wanted to know why. I dont think this is the mothers fault at all.

 

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I'm wondering why you even brought it up?



 Yeah, this could have been easily avoided.




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The circumstances of the other reports were:

 

an on-call OB not liking my VBAC birth plan and using that as a springboard to report my "dangerous alternative lifestyle choices"

 

a pediatrician hearing that ds loved raw veggies like corn on the cob and interpreting that to mean i fed him raw meat.  she also didnt agree with no-vax

 

my UAV of an xmil not liking that i dont vax

 

one was totally not related to vax.  my roomies son was having really bad tantrums and she asked me to capture one of video to show his therapists. the next week, in session he told his therapist i made videos of him and the therapist didnt bother to clarify just what type of video he meant.  i offered up my camera, cell phone, and PC without being asked, showed the video, and it never went past that, except for the investigator asking me if i vaxed (he must have picked that out of my "file")

 

cant recall who made the other one...

 

as for why i brought it up...he kept threatening to report the PCP i have chosen, as she is an ARNP who works under a doctor, but alone at her location, and he believes it is illegal.  i dont care if its legal or not, she respects my right to choose to vax or abstain from doing so, plus i like her as a person and she has personal experience dealing with a child who has the same condition as ds2.  after the umpteenth time he told me she would be shut down and i could come back to him, i wanted to know if he really would see us.  up to thst point, i was kinda liking him as a dr.

 

also, i believe in letting my voice be heard, consequences be damned.  i guess i'm a glutton for punishment

 


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The circumstances of the other reports were:

 

an on-call OB not liking my VBAC birth plan and using that as a springboard to report my "dangerous alternative lifestyle choices"

 

a pediatrician hearing that ds loved raw veggies like corn on the cob and interpreting that to mean i fed him raw meat.  she also didnt agree with no-vax

 

my UAV of an xmil not liking that i dont vax

 

one was totally not related to vax.  my roomies son was having really bad tantrums and she asked me to capture one of video to show his therapists. the next week, in session he told his therapist i made videos of him and the therapist didnt bother to clarify just what type of video he meant.  i offered up my camera, cell phone, and PC without being asked, showed the video, and it never went past that, except for the investigator asking me if i vaxed (he must have picked that out of my "file")

 

cant recall who made the other one...

 

as for why i brought it up...he kept threatening to report the PCP i have chosen, as she is an ARNP who works under a doctor, but alone at her location, and he believes it is illegal.  i dont care if its legal or not, she respects my right to choose to vax or abstain from doing so, plus i like her as a person and she has personal experience dealing with a child who has the same condition as ds2.  after the umpteenth time he told me she would be shut down and i could come back to him, i wanted to know if he really would see us.  up to thst point, i was kinda liking him as a dr.

 

also, i believe in letting my voice be heard, consequences be damned.  i guess i'm a glutton for punishment

 



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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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