Would greatly appreciate recommendations for no vax/delayed vax pediatrician in the Upper Cape area. We live in Wareham. I have no problem traveling to the Cape, Plymouth, Carver, Middleborough, Dartmouth areas. Would travel further if necessary.
I'm not sure if you also emailed me through HMN (Holistic Moms Network) earlier about this? I do get a few inquires (about 1 a month it seems) through that, so I keep meaning to write something up. (-;
Here's some to check out in the area:
Dr Harootunian @ Plymouth/Carver Primary Care (Family Doc, Osteopathic work for adults)
3 Carver Square Blvd
It's fine to call him Dr H
Dr Griever @ PMG Physicians Assoc./Jordan Health and Wellness (Family Doc)
Ones a little farther away from you----
Dr Smith- Harbor Medical, Pembroke (Family Dr)
Circle of Life, Norwell (Family docs, husband wife team) also does Osteopathic work)
Pediatric Healthcare , Brockton (Walcott & Robertson)
Dr Vonnegut , Quincy
With our move and trying different doctors out, the ones I have seen are Dr H, Dr Griever (only once, but a family member uses him), Dr Smith (primarily for me) and Circle of Life. I have seen other doctors in Quincy and Plymouth I wouldn't recommend (We've moved 3 times and had 2 kids, so I've tried several doctors)
I recommend these doctors because they would respect a parent's instruction and information, and seem to be conservative about antibiodics/meds/interventions but they are not going to be an alternative/AP specific doctor. As with anything, YMMV (your mileage might vary) with the individual doctor. These docs I've mentioned are familiar enough once they know you that they are going to acknowledge some of the differences we might have (ie, stop asking about bottles for those that are breastfeeding, acknowledge we might cosleep- etc.) and are generally respectful and interested.
Some of this might not relate to you....
With any doctor their breastfeeding info may not be tops... I think a good doctor should refer people to a specialist (lactation counselor &/or LLL), mention local support groups (Jordan, Tobey, and SSH all have some) as well as be encouraging, and offer general support BUT refer the mother to someone else to help co-manage any issues. Also make sure your dr is using the breastfeeding chart for growth.
If you have an intact son, I'd mention that you do not want anyone to retract the foreskin, ever. I'd be happy to talk to anyone about why I point this out.... but even though they might be gentle, I still think it is unnecessary and a little invasive. They also shouldn't be worried about the age a child might retract as it varies from just months old to around puberty.
I also don't trust doctors for up to date info on carseat safety, although hopefully that is changing a little.
Vax- these doctors vax on the standard schedule but are open to selective/delayed and, the last I knew no vax options.
Below are some older threads and a couple of them mention doctors on the cape, so you might find one a little closer. I didn't do a very thorough search because search was a little funky, but I pulled up a few that had the Cape and doctors around your area.
Dh, Joshua Rebeccaand . for Laura