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Hi Everybody:<br><br>
Can anybody recommend a good pediatrician and OB in the Albany/Troy area?<br><br><br>
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Kari Bovenzi is the ped I hear most mentioned in the Capital District area, but last I heard she wasn't taking new patients?<br><br>
I'm farther north so I can't help you with OBs. Are you looking for a certain hospital affiliation? Those in Troy often rec St. Mary's, in Albany St. Peter's is pretty well regarded for their maternity services & NICU.
 

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Thanks Trigger. We're going to be in Menands?, which I think is closer to St. Peter's, but I'm not sure.
 

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Dr. Bovenzi is the best, she is accepting newborns, maybe others, not sure. St. Mary's in Troy is the best place to give birth in a hospital.
 

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Kari Bovenzi is a good pediatrician, not sure about the new patients. I don't have personal experience with them but I have also heard good things about Burnt Hills Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. As for OBs, Seton/St. Mary's is good, I am seeing Kelly McDermott who was with their practice, is a CNM, and now has her own practice Sage-Femme Midwifery, she's amazing and there is also a GP in her practice that is supposed to be excellent.<br><br>
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Can't recommend a good mothering-type ped as we are pretty mainstream when it comes to healthcare.<br><br>
But Menands is actually closer to Troy than it is to St. Peter's.<br><br>
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Thanks everybody. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
DH is moving up next week, and the kids and I will follow later in the summer.<br><br>
I'm still not 100% sure if I will end up giving birth in Albany, Michigan (parents are there) or here. A lot will depend on insurance, I think. Heck, I don't even know when I'll actually be giving birth, as I just had a due date change.<br><br>
I'm going to miss my pediatrician here. She's definitely a good blend of alternative and mainstream. I think I'll be happy if I can at least find a pediatrician who will support my goal of a delayed vaccination schedule, rather than loading up on everything at two months, four months, six months, etc.<br><br>
I also really like the CPM whose been giving me care. Even though I pretty much risk out of birthing at the birth center where she practices, she said that her back-up OB may let me labor there which would be cool as they have a great birthing tub. The hospitals here in JAX are very weird... you can't even use a birth ball!
 

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Welcome to the area! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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If you are open to out of hospital birth, I gave birth last week with Michelle Doyle and I cannot say enough wonderful things about how she treated us. My experience with Michelle is somewhat unique in that we had pregnancy complications (we lost a twin due to H1N1) followed by birth complications and emergency transfer to the hospital resulting in a 10 day NICU stay. So, I've seen Michelle when everything is fine and when there are bad things going on, and there is no one I'd trust more in terms of her judgment and skill level.<br><br>
I don't know enough about the other care providers in the area, but I've seen Michelle when the .. meconium? hits the fan, and her skill, judgment and kindness saved my daughter's life as well as made this birth experience far less of an emotional trauma than it could have been. I <3 Michelle.
 

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We love Dr. Morin at Capital Care Pediatrics in Albany, right near Stuyvesant Plaza. Been there 3 years this summer, he is caring, doesn't rush to meds at the slightest sniffle, is still okay w/ our delaying vaccines. I highly recommend him.
 
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