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#1 of 5 Old 10-05-2009, 10:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm due in February and I'm looking for a ped who is good at working with outside specialists but also staggered/selective vaccine friendly in Reston or Herndon.

My inclination leans towards moderate AP (co-sleeping, cloth diapering), but I need a heavy dose of good Western medicine knowledge. Since we'll be working with my own medical issues resulting in my inability to breastfeed, I'd like to start the baby on soy right away as a result of a family history of allergies.

This is a tall order. Can anyone think of someone who might be a good fit for us?

Thanks in advance!
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Slightly to the west in Ashburn is Whole Child Pediatrics. I'm sure they wouldn't have a problem w/ select/delay vax as they still see us and we don't vax. While somewhat crunchy, they still know their western medicine well.

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Drs. Plescia and Cooper at Herndon Family Medicine.
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cinquefoily, I actually go to Vienna Family Medicine for my own PCP. My only concern about Dr. Plescia (who I think my godmother sees) is that he and Dr Cooper are PCPs -- not peds -- have you had any issues with that? I'll be taking a newborn in.
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mimi_75...It may have changed, because it's been nearly 7 years since I was born, but we used Dr. Cooper as our ped/family practioner when our son was born. He saw him through infancy, and I think my friend's son about 4 years later, too. I remember interviewing him while I was still pregnant, so it's worth a call because Dr. Cooper is fantastic.

Our current family DR, here in Maryland, won't see children until age 2...but I'm fairly certain that Dr. Cooper (who we love so much we've often considered driving back an hour to still see him) was happy to take on patients of all ages.
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