I have not tried the drs at PMG. I don't have any great recommendations right now for other doctors that are within Plymouth or next to it. Many parents here have gone up to Pembroke to Dr Smith or Dr Wood at Harbor Medical- and they are fine with no vax and really don't offer their opinions, they are very laid back.
Would you be interested in recommendation for midwives and not just an OB? There are several wonderful midwives in the area.
I've not met Dr James, but the male OB that I saw at the Plymouth office was horrible. He made me feel completly uncomfortable and then when I eventually voiced my concern that the exam was uncomfortable (physically) he didn't do much to accomodate me or acknowledge my discomfort.
I also have mixed feelings about the midwives. The one that I loved was leavng (but I believe she is there occasionally now) and the other one and I had scheduling isses with(ie. my appointment got changed, double booked, etc.). Twice I waited more than 40 minutes. So that's when they were short 1 midwife.
The office staff runs the gamut from rude to quite lovely, but the wait and the male ob were enough to solidfy my decision to check Louise out at Tobey.
I found Tobey is more like a birth center within the hospital and Louise is truly supportive of natural birth. Stats at Tobey are much better than at Jordan, too. Plus Karen at the front desk is wonderful and the wait was always kept to a minimum.
I've also heard pretty good things about the OB's that Louise works with when needed(Triad OB/GYN)- they seem very supportive of natural birth- but again some people have clicked with some of the drs and not with others.
As an aside, there are 2 midwifery practices with similar names: South Shore Midwifery and South Shore Women's Health. I've had experience wth SSWH and just would say that I felt I ended up with someone I didn't click with. I've generally heard good things about SSM- at least that people are happy with their experience afterwards. In general it might be that South Shore Hospital is less supportive of natural birth. Of course, we've had others here who have had amazing births there, too. And who hadn't been given the option of Tobey, for example (for a while the VBAC options were extremely limited at Tobey, but it appears they might be allowing Louise to assist with VBACs now).
That probably doesn't sound too helpfuL (I'm a bit tired, too, which doesn't help), but those are some of the options, not to mention the many homebirth midwives.