So we are new to Rhode Island and we are expecting at the end of May 2013. I am hoping to find a pediatrician who is flexable and is okay if we decide not to vaccinate or delay it.
I dont want someone who is going to bully, or criticize our decision. Can anyone recommend a good pediatrician?
btw, we live in the bay area.
I go to Dr. Griffith at Pediatric Associates in East Providence. We follow a selective & delayed schedule and he's never chastised me or bullied me about our decisions in any way. If your looking for a "crunchy" homeopathic type pediatrician then he's not really a good choice but he is definitely open to flexible vax schedules. (At least in my experience). We are also an extended bf'ing, vegan family and he's been supportive of all of that as well.
If you would like a more holistic option then be sure to look into Dr. McGonigle at Ocean State Holistic Medical Collaborative in Providence, RI. He is definitely supportive of non/delayed vaccination and is highly recommended by many on this site :)
thanks for the info! I called McGongile and his office isn't accepting new patients :( but Dr. Griffith is available. I also hear about a Dr. Farb, and she is also available. The only downside is that neither of them do consults or a meet, basically in order to see them you have to make them your pediatrician and the first time I would see them would be after giving birth, which is a big decision in choosing someone to be your child's dr without meeting them first.
I think I will end up going with one of these two doctors, I guess I can always switch if I end up not liking the first one.
If you dont mind me asking, what kind of delayed/selective schedule do you have your child on?
If you don't mind heading to MA, there is a great family practice doctor there who is extremely supportive of delayed/no vax. She's quite popular and beloved.
Swansea is actually close to wear I live (Barrington) what is the doctors name? Also do you know if she is accepting new patients? If not, that's okay I can always call and find out.
What is the Dr.s name the one you mentioned is in swansea? thanks!