My name is Ashley, I am 27 and have 2 little boys, Jaiden (5) and Landon (2). We just joined my husband in San Antonio and are looking for new Drs. We are from the Austin area and absolutely LOVE our Drs there, but its just too far to drive if we needed a more urgent appointment.
I am looking for a pedi who is breastfeeding friendly, and respectful of other parenting decisions that I make. We breastfeed on demand to at least a year, co-sleep and choose not to get the flu or Varicella vaccines so I would like someone who will not argue with me about any of those decisions.
I also will be needing a new PCP and OBGYN. I prefer female Drs for myself and unfortunately I will have to have a csection with my next baby since I have already had two :/ I really like a Dr who will listen and take the time to talk to me about my concerns rather than rushing me out of the room. Its also nice to have a Dr who doesn't mind me bringing my children along since I no longer have a sitter for them.
Have you checked out Dr. Diane McMains in the clock tower center? She's awesome. The staff originally told me I had to vax but at the first appointment I requested to speak with the Dr. first and she's been good with that so far (dd is about to turn two, we've had only three vax as seperate things that I approved of before hand) they nurses still ask me at each visit if we're going to do any shots that day but they don't give me any grief about it when I say no. She's definitely breastfeeding/co sleeping friendly and very laid back. Basically saying that what was working for us was working for us so why fix something that's not broke? she also accepts CHIP/Medicaid which was a big deal for us as most of the natural parenting style/breastfeeding/no vax Dr.s in the area seemed to look down on Medicaid as not worthy of their time. Her office is in the clock tower shopping center at 281 and San Pedro (about 2-3 exits down from 281 and 1604. You should definitely check her out!
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