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#1 of 6 Old 01-20-2013, 07:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! We moved to the Carlsbad area north of San Diego, and we have yet to find a pediatrician out here. We are looking for someone that is open to not vaccinating especially- I want to be able to discuss things with the pediatrician and not feel the pressure, kwim? Also, we are looking for a general family dr for all of us as well. We would like to stay in the North county area, but if we have to drive further for the right one we will.

 

We did look in to Dr. Sear's, but he is a bit of a drive (I'd really prefer someone closer), and he doesn't accept insurance (I know others in the practice do..but really prefer to be a bit closer)

 

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Hi! My midwife's practice has a pediatrician referral list, and though I have no experience with these pediatrician's, they are supposed to be non-vax friendly. Here are the one's close to you:

 

Steve Balch, Thomas Neglia, Anna Mendenhall

Encinitas

(760) 436-4511

 

Rosalind Dockweiler, Fred Frumin, Christine Wood

Encinitas

(760) 753-7143

 

Aruna Garg

Vista

(760) 724-8562

 

Michael Krak, Michael Karp

Vista

(760) 941-3630

 

James Ochio

Encinitas

(858) 792-4800

 

Bruno Seeman

Oceanside

(760) 941-2000

 

Tasha Taylor

Oceanside

(760) 966-3306

 

Pamela Wells

Carlsbad

(760) 827-7450

 

I also have the names of a few osteopaths that I have personally used with my kids, so if you are looking to go that route, let me know! Hope that helps a little :) .

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This is great, THANK YOU! And yes, I would love the names of the osteopaths as well! :)

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Hi! I've lived in North County for 2 years. For the first year my DD's pediatrician was Dr sears (LOVE him!) But the drive got to be too much. We have a super close pediatrician now, but I'm not super impressed. He was chosen more for location than anything else. I would love to know of a good pediatrician around here who supports breastfeeding, no vaccines and a healthy plant based diet!

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I'm having an unassisted birth in North County, and am having a hard time finding a way to get the newborn hearing test done after my LO is born. My pediatrician said the only way was the hospital? Does that sound right? I had it done through the school district with my last baby.

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We made an appointment with Dr. Pamela Wells in Carlsbad and I really liked her. She didn't pressure us at all (she does believe in vaccinating but was TOTALLY fine with us either not vaccinating, selective, whatever- and when I asked for her honest opinion about specific ones, she was very open but not pushy AT ALL)- now we have only been to one appointment, but I do like her so far. 

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