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#1 of 9 Old 02-26-2011, 11:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am putting out a desperate plea for any information you can share with me either on the board or via PM.  I have 2 sons with autism who see specialists at Children's Hospital Boston.  We have a pedi now we've been working with in Chelmsford, but due to changes in his office, he's only referring to Lowell General from now on.  It's getting very complicated.

 

We were no vax and both of my sons still developed autism.  So this year we have started a very slow schedule and every pedi. we have intereviewed who can help us with referring to Children's, wants to implement the catch up schedule for them ASAP, which is many, many vaxes per visit right away.  I have been drop-kicked out of more ped's interview offices this winter than I can count. greensad.gif

 

So... looking for

1. Open minded ped who is ok with delayed/selective vax

2. Will take BCBS insurance

3. Ideally in Andover, North Andover, North Shore-ish, Metro-West area but believe me, we are willing to travel.

4. Pedi who can refer to Children's Hospital.

 

I will take even ideas for leads on who to look for.  We are practically desperate!


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I know of a pediatrician in Framingham and one in Wellesley that is ok with delayed vax.  Send me a pm if you'd like their names.


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Are you willing/able to go into NH? We're seeing Dr. Oteri in Amhurst, and she is wonderful.

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Dr, Cooper at Acton Medical is wonderful.


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Hello!

 

We are new to the area, and just started going to Reading Pediatrics. No vaxs yet for 31/2 DS and only 2 vaxes for 5 1/2 DD. Noone gave us a hard time. Good luck!

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Thank you all so much, I will definitely be following up with these names.  If anyone has one they love, I'm still taking names either here or by PM.  I think finding a ped. may be harder than finding a job!


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Dr. Mark Allara in Middleton--Family Medicine Associates. On Rt. 114 across from Richardson's Ice Cream. He is AMAZING. Great bedside manner, really good with littles. My DD loved him. He was totally fine with delaying all vax until 2 and extended breastfeeding. I wish we could still go to him, but he's way too far away.

 

he is a Family Doc, not a ped, and I think that makes a big difference.


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We all go to Dr. Horowitz in Danvers and have been very happy with him. He is pro-vacc., but he doesn't pressure his patients to vaccinate if they don't want to, and I've found him very helpful when trying to decide which vaccinations to give when. He does take BCBS and I'm pretty sure he can refer to Children's. My only gripe if that his office staff kind of stinks. If you go with him double check that they put through your referrals and that prescriptions are going to the right pharmacy, are for the correct amount of time (like if you're getting a 90-day supply of a maintenance drug), etc.


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We see Family Practice Group in Arlington. Never had any problems with refusing all vaxes. They ask, and I got a mild spiel a few years back, but have never had any issues. We usually see Anil Gulapalli...last visit he apologized for the new law that says I have to sign a waiver for vax refusal at each visit.

 


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