We are looking for recommendations for a good family practitioner or pediatrition in south Minneapolis or close-by. We would like a doctor that is supportive of extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping & home birth. Thank you!
However, since no one has responded yet, here are a few suggestions from other places.
These threads found previously on the forum have lists that could be good starting points. You could try PMing people who recommended specific doctors there to see if they can share more information since none of the requests was as encompassing as yours Some of them might be a good fit.
Also, a few suggestions from similar questions on local e-mail lists I am on. I don't know anything about them personally, but maybe someone else here does? Or they could be worth interviewing. The first two links may be for the same Dr.? And the first two recommendations may both be about the same person (that doctor)?
I am sorry I do not have her contact info at the moment.
Brooklyn Center Clinic, a Hennepin County Medical Center Clinic 6601 Shingle Creek Pkwy # 400, Minneapolis, MN 55430-1787
And I think they accept all insurance.
Hope that helps!
These are probably farther than you want to drive, but may be worth knowing about.
Synergy Family Physicians. Not pediatricians, but that shouldn't matter.
They started this integrative care center a few months ago after having been
"fed up" (my words) with working for Health Partners. They have studied natural
medicine. I am a classical homeopath and they spent an hour and a half with me
one day in December, just talking about their philosophy and trying to
understand homeopathy. I may actually start spending a day or two there a week
when their clinic traffic picks up.
Dr. Perry said that people have come from as far away as Prior Lake just to see
a physician who won't ridicule their choices. They won't argue about vaccines,
and they will support your lifestyle.
They take most insurance, except Health Partners.
This one is a pediatrician and much farther away, so probably not who you are looking for, but just in case
Anyway, I like her ( she has a lot of AP families). Dr. Julie Saxton at Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine. 651.227.7806 I think the website is pyam.org (maybe .com).
We go to Fairview Hiawatha clinic in S. Mpls. It's at the corner of E. 38th St. and 42nd Av. S. Our primary care doc for the past 7 years has been Sarah Maier (http://www.fairview.org/Providers/Bio/D_120677). We love her. She is smart, respectful, and very friendly. Occasionally, when Dr. Maier hasn't been available, we have also seen Lisa Spatz. She too is 10 kinds of awesome. :) Both are family practitioners.
Good luck with your search!
Yup. She even says so in her provider profile. :) And our personal experience with Dr. Maier has shown that she too prefers to avoid unnecessary medication. She was also respectful of our desire to delay certain vaccinations.
Racheal Rapatz (spelling??? I'll check it and come back if that's wrong). She's a family practice doctor who works out of HCMC in Brooklyn Park. My home birth midwife recommended her to us. She has had home births with all of her own children. She's really sweet and natural friendly. We've only seen her once so far but I know she comes highly recommended in the natural community.
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