I'm looking for a doc anywhere in central IL that's open to delayed vax to not vaccinating. I can't find anyone in my area that'll accept my kids. Does anyone know of anyone that's open in Peoria, Springfield, anywhere? I'm getting frustrated and to the point where there's no where I can turn except the emergency room when they need it. I'm just hurt by some of the docs in this area that are supposed to be vax-friendly or I've been told are vax friendly. Thanks for any advice, I'd really like to be able to send my child to pre-k but if I can't find anyone it looks like I'll have to hold off cause I can't get him a physical anywhere. What happened to "Do no harm"? Seems like they're doing more harm than good to these kids by refusing to see them.
We see Dr Halperin at Methodist at Allen Rd in Peoria. We delay vaxes, but I know people who go there and don't vax. He's very open to whatever. He's also super pro-breastfeeding and isn't a secret foreskin retractor (though some of the NPs there are). I've also heard good things about Dr MacLaughlin (sp?) and Dr Conklin (family practice) as far as being open to alternative vaxing.
I really wish I could see Dr. Halperin but he's still not covered under my insurance. I was wondering if you are talking about Dr. Conklin that's a DO? If so, I scheduled an appt with him since he is covered and my friend is going to schedule an appt w/ him also if mine goes smoothly. If not, is it a different Dr. Conklin? Apparently there's 2 in Peoria. Thanks for all the info btw, I've really been upset about this whole situation and knowing there's good recommendations out there have really set my mind at ease!
When I met with Dr. Ismael (also Methodist at Allen Rd), she was open to different options. Ultimately, I am vaxxing with the traditional American schedule, so I can't say whether she followed through with what she said in the beginning.
That said, I really really like her. I like that she is a young doctor and my kids can grow with her. Great bedside manner, never seems to rush me out. If the other doctor (also at Methodist) isn't on your insurance, I don't know if she will be.
Since many in Peoria have cat insurance that doesn't cover vaxs it's pretty common to say you will get vaxs at the health dept. For all il schools my kids have attended, i was able to just type up a vax waiver