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I also need a pediatrician. We have a family doc, but not really attached to him.
For a homebirth midwife you can check out Rebecca Williams (www.greatexpectationsbc.com). She does home births as well as just opened up a birth suite. I just switched to her and she has been wonderful.
The Hippie & the Marine
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011
I have been seeing him for a while and I largely like him. He is definitely friendly to "alternative parenting" issues, if you want to call them that, e.g. no vax, etc. I have not done any vaxes and he has never once challenged it, yet when I do have questions and thoughts about it he is willing to discuss. I also love that his practice is small and personal. I despise waiting in a waiting room full of sick kids. The last thing I want to do is go to the doc with a healthy kid and leave with a sick one. He does the visit himself, and does not have a nurse or other staff member do all the prep work, give shots, etc.
He isn't as available as some other peds because he doesn't work everyday and leaves relatively early. He also isn;t as "organized" in the sense that I do not receive print-outs with info like size, weight, height, at each visit like I have at other larger practices. This is the downside to the small practice. Also, he is a bit too "loosey goosey" in some ways. i.e. he doesn't do very thorough exams and is very much a "the chances are that there is never anything actually wrong" type (which for the most part always turns out to be true, but sometimes it makes me nervous. Finally, on the vax issue -- I really wanted to consider the option of doing a separate measels shot, and both myself and another friend who is a patient of his asked separately about it and he said no, because he would need 10 people interested in doing it. I have a strong feeling that he could easily find 10 of his patients interested, so I was bummed that he didn;t make more of an effort to accomodate.
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