this thread - it is such a pleasure working with natural-minded, AP families.
I am thrilled to see so many parents breastfeeding and babywearing and nurturing their children with gentle parenting!
What Jamie said above is true, I work part-time by choice so that I can spend quality time with my own little ones - I am not in the office on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and Dr. Youngin Gilmore cares for my patients on those days. I trust her judgement completely, she cares for my family when we are sick, and she's an awesome person. We are currently accepting new patients - both pediatric and adults - and I'm always happy to meet MDC families in person.
One big change this year is that we now require all delayed/selective vax families to sign a waiver - the state of NC noticed that my practice is a major outlier when it comes to following the standard CDC vaccination schedule, and threatened action against us. Specifically, they threatened to stop providing us with vaccines. (So if we don't give every kid enough vaccines...they'll take them away...so that we can't give vaccines to anyone? Um, logic fail?
) We are now in compliance with state policy, which means that all patients are advised of the CDC vaccination schedule, which we as a practice officially endorse. Of course you as a parent are free to decline any
vaccinations or medical services that you prefer not to have, and we will respect your legal and ethical right as a parent to make that decision for your family. If you already have a vaccination schedule in mind, you may want to bring a written copy to your appointment.