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#1 of 4 Old 06-28-2011, 07:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After recently being "fired' from our current doctor for not following their vaccination schedule so I need to find a new one. I live in Westfield MA but will travel to find a good ped. Any help would be great!!!!!

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I was told by my midwife that some of the pediatricians at Northampton Pediatrics are more open-minded.  I live in Athol and my pediatrician here doesn't blink an eye that only my oldest is vaccinated and I stopped at age 2.  It'd be a drive for you, and he's not all that pro-active, but he'll write out whatever referrals you want and if you're concerned about something, he's great with return calls.  It's a small office so no NPs or RNs.

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What's his name? It would be a drive but if I can find someone good it would be worth it. I already checked Northampton Ped's and they only have a NP that is open to a flexible schedule..so all shots are a must just delayed.

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Dr. Thaker.  I forgot to say that I extended BF my kids and no-one blinks an eye (at least not to my face).  My youngest is almost 2 and I nursed one until almost 3 ... no-one mentioned it. They're not as crunchy as I'd like them to be, but really, my goal is to not be hassled and to be able to get referrals if I need them.  

 

Let me know if you want more info, I am more than happy to talk here or in private email.  

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