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I take my daughter to Dr. Linsk at Integrative Pediatrics. We've only been for one visit so far, but I was pretty immediately impressed by him. He seems balanced, respectful and has a least-->most interventive approach. We haven't vaccinated our daughter and he was totally fine with that, though he did talk with us openly about the questions we had and when we asked him what he personally recommended he talked about a few vaccinations and his knowledge and experience with them. He wasn't pushy or judgmental.
He does have sortof a quirky personality that might be seen as sortof abrupt or direct, but I really liked him.
Christine, the PNP, recently left the practice unfortunately. She did home visits for home-birthed babes, and I expressed to him my disappointment at this not being available anymore. He thought for a second and said "well, I guess I could do that," and seemed very open to it, like he just hadn't thought about it. We did talk about it and sortof concluded that if I have a homebirth midwife that I trust (I do), then a home visit might not be necessary since he would be doing mostly the same things they will do.
For myself, I go to the North Campus Family Health Clinic and see an NP named Jennifer. I really, really like her. They've had a lot of turnover in that office in the last few years, which almost made me leave the practice, but then she came along. She has been totally respectful and helpful in working with me--and I'm pretty proactive and self-researched when it comes to our family health care. She's supportive of natural methods and knows some things about them. She's been really great about helping me get the prenatal stuff I need covered by insurance (an ultrasound, lab work, etc.) even though I'm planning a homebirth and am not seeing her for prenatal care. The nurse-midwife Katie, however, was very pushy about needing me to come in for concurrent prenatal care and I felt talked-at and like my time was wasted with her. Super happy with Jennifer, though, and will continue to see her for well-woman care.
Muslim convert attachment mama to 2, stepmama to 3 more. Married to a Warrior Spirit.
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa of Calcutta