There was an old thread about this from a few years ago, but I thought I'd start a new one to see where families get their medical care in Durham. We moved here in August and I JUST got a job working for Duke (yay!) but I'm concerned that their insurance may limit who I can see. I'd love to know who in the area is more holistic and delayed/selective vax friendly. It may be worth paying for Duke's "out of network" insurance policy...
Anyway, thanks for any tips!
**Also, YAY for Durham! We love it here!**
Hey, welcome to the area! I live in Durham, but we use Dr. Vines in Hillsborough.(It's maybe a 20 minute drive?) He's fantastic! Definitely delayed/selective vax friendly. He's very thorough, he takes his time and we never, ever have had a bad experience. I can't recommend him enough! :)
Glad you <3 Durham!
I am sure he is accepting new patients. We've only been using him for 6-8 months or so. I am pretty sure he has other non-vax clients, too.
As a hint: I've found that scheduling early morning appointments is the way to go. He is REALLY thorough. My son is normal and healthy and he spends about an hour with us each time anyway. As a result of his thoroughness, he can run late.. So, go early and avoid the extra wait. :)
Oh my goodness, I have no idea what that is even like. Where we currently go, they rush in and out and lecture us about vaccinating the whole time (without really even talking to DD) - even though we've never been seen for ANYTHING other than a well checkup :P We will definitely be switching soon!
I totally understand! We sorta switched to Dr. Vines for the same reasons. Our last pediatrician (who is also highly recommended for delayed/alt. vaccination scheduling families) would often run 45 minutes late and spend 4 minutes with our son. We LOVE Dr. Vines--he really, really REALLY is worth the drive.
Switching from our midwife-based prenatal care to a pediatrician was bound to be a rough transition, but Dr. Vines gives the personalized time and attention like we got with our midwives.
Anyway, I really can't say enough great things about him. I'm sure others have good recommendations, too.