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#1 of 11 Old 07-27-2012, 07:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am seeking a general practitioner who is located in PA for my infant. I would like someone who is holistic, or at the very least, open minded about vaccinations. Thank you so much!

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PA, is a big state, where are you located?

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Northampton County.

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I'm curious what replies you are going to get!

 

I recently spoke to a nurse practitioner (from Leigh county and I am in Northampton) and was told most GP are encouraged to have their patients (with young children) see a ped not a GP. Since most are affiliated with larger groups(and local hosps,)and not independent, meaning pressure from the affiliated groups.


 

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You mean, most GP are affiliated with with larger groups or ped?

I read on this site that GPs are more vax friendly than regular ped's, which is why I am seeking a GP, not a ped. I also had trouble finding a vax friendly ped in PA.

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You mean, most GP are affiliated with with larger groups or ped?

 

a lot certainly are- either with Easton or St Luke's- same with many OB's


 

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I just really want a vax friendly doctor for my child.(Ideally, I would like someone who is holistic as well!). And I wanted some good reccommendations for one.   :)

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Lisa Caso in Easton is a vax friendly pediatrician. We do delayed vax with my son; a friend's kid, who also sees her, has gotten only one or two vaccines (he's six months). Dr. Caso is also on board with "crunchy" stuff like EBF, probiotics, clean eating, etc. 



 
 
 
 

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Sounds good. But I just googled her and read that she requires you to sign a waiver if you decline a vaccine. Is that true? Thanks.

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I'm not sure--we've never declined; just delayed. My friend said there was no problem with declining shots for her kid, but she didn't mention if she needed to sign anything. 



 
 
 
 

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