Currently I take my four year old to a pediatrician in the Springfield area. We were reccommended by a friend to go to Sumner Pediatrics. A church friend told us that the office respects a parents right to choose their childrens health and medical procedures ie vaccinations etc. We went, and for the first two visits, one at 2, another at 3, everything was fine. I go this past May to his last visit (at 4 years) and a medical assistant comes into the room, along with the pediatrician and begins to ask me the usual questions along with very personal questions like where I work, where my husband works etc. Then the pediatrician begins to ask me questions she has already asked me 3 years before. (As if we never discussed these things) She told me about my sons heart murmur (I know that, I was the one who mentioned it to her) because I gave her the results from his previous pediatrician. As if I didnt know. Then she asked me why I wasnt vaccinating today (mind you, I have been taking my son for 3 years already and we have a vaccine exemption form on file). Its as if the past three years were just a dream and never happened. I was so confused and I just looked at her dumbfounded like, "Didnt we discuss this 3 years ago? And why is she bringing this up now?" Is it because the medical assistant was in the room in training?" I felt like she didnt even know who I was, like if I were a new patient. It felt very uncomfortable and I felt like after three years, she didnt know who we were. :(
Anyhow, looking for find another pediatrician. If I go to a doctor for my son, I expect them to remember me and my son and what we are about. I understand they deal with hundreds of patients, but at least ACT like you remember me and DONT put me on the spot with another assistant because I am alone in the office with you and my husband is in the car. Im not feeling very comfortable with this pediatrician. I want to feel comfortable and feel like I can trust them. Its getting to the point where I am becoming anxious to go/take him there.
I really dont know what to do except find another doctor, but I dont want to leave if the other is worse, boy have I run into some ahole pediatricians.
What should I do? and if I leave who is a great pediatrician in Western MA that TRULY respects the parents rights and arent nosey in the parents personal life.
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