I hope I'm posting this topic in the right forum. I need help finding a pediatrician in NJ who doesn't hassle you regarding NOT immunizing your children. Does anyone hear know of anyone I could go to. Thank you for any help!
I have had a frank discussion with our pediatrician; found one who was willing to hear me out, and we go to him whenever we have an appointment. For specific special-order vaccines (like mercury free or single-dose), I go to my GP DO who will write a script.
Do your research, write things down if you're not comfortable with confrontation, and I found presenting a pre-prepared schedule helps "prove your case". If you seem like you "know what you're doing", they are less apt to hassle you, kwim?
Where in NJ are you?
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dr schlacter in essex fells, nj. don't use him personally but have friends who do and love him. he is too far away for us
Every time I am in there he is explaining/helping someone with a religious or medical exemption.
He is not an alarmist, doesnt rush you, is very into organic/healthy choices.
At least go in and talk to him, you wont be disappointed
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I'd recommend thoroughly searching this forum/tribal area because this question is asked pretty much every week so there are lots of replies and opinions.
A little south of Bergen County, but Dr Kerrigan at Touchpoint Pediatrics (Chatham, NJ) doesn't pressure us with vaccines. She is very friendly towards an alternate schedule. That said- our daughter DIDN'T go to daycare or have contact with other kids for her first year, she was watched like a hawk by my husband (stay at home dad). After the first year (when she started coming into contact with other kids, playdates..etc) we started our vaccination schedule but modified so she doesn't get anything unnecessary or more than 1 vaccine in a visit. We really like Dr. Kerrigan and touchpoint pediatrics. Wonderful place.