Originally Posted by Ruthla
The final straw was when my then 11yo DD refused a breast exam and I "let her" refuse it- apparently they thought I should force her to be examined rather than trust her to control her own body.
I said NO, but I live in Colorado also. I do go to mainstream Kaiser Dr.'s for somethings and they don't pressure me at all about vaxing. The reason I think they don't pressure is because they don't want to get a bad report card from the patient.
I also go to an Anthroposophic MD who doesn't vax his own kids and he has a private practice.
I saw a report that said that the entire state of Colorado is only 60% vaxed.
I'm in sw Missouri. We have been fired from ped practice for not vaxing. The only dr. I can find to take us is the Medicaid clinic (babies are on Medicaid for their first year). I can't find a gen prac who will see children here.
No issues here in the SEattle area. We do see a naturapath, but I've heard that most dr's here are ok with non-vaxing patients. If they weren't, they'd not be as busy because most of the people I know are at least selective.
I did feel the need to lie in the Children's emergency room about or vax status because my son had scratch and the dr's/nurses kept asking if he was up to date on vax's while they looked at the scratch. They never even bothered to clean the scratch that concerned them so much
I stumbled on a florida pediatrician office site a few weeks ago that specificly stated that they would not take non-vaxing or delayed patients. I was instantly sooo thankful that I live here. I will be forging some records if we ever move to such an area.
We are in North Central Arkansas and we were recently dismissed. I found another ped who will see us, but he's not happy about ds's vax status. There are no family practice clinics here that will see ds b/c of his age (too young, they say).
Our former Ped in Littleton, CO grudgingly "allowed" us to continue as patients. We ended up switching to a non-vax friendly family med doctor. Wow, it sure is nice to go to the doctor and not get the third degree every time!!
Not sure, but I think the vax rate in south metro is VERY high!!
Originally Posted by uccomama
I have no idea, but I would doubt it as I live in notorious Boulder, CO where only 60% of the children are fully vaxed. Personally, we don't go to mainstream allopathic doctors, so this is a non issue for me.
That's a big thing I do miss about when we lived in CO...our midwives saying, "Oh, none of our clients vaccinate" and having a big list of non-vax friendly doctors on hand. Sigh.
Originally Posted by nummies
We were fired from our first ped for not vaxing. At his two month appointment, when I just said that I wanted a little more time to research everything. She threw a hissy fit and told told us our child would die, etc.
OMG!! Do you live in Tulsa? This is almost exactly what happened to us. Except, she told me that she was ok with letting Rotavirus go but the others were a must. (Oh, and I had till Friday to decide.) We got a new family doc.
I don't have personal experience because I don't do well-checks. I just take my kids to the urgent care place if they are hurt or sick. However, I was just told that the ped practice I was taking my kids to had changed their office policy to either no vaxes at all or follow the regular schedule. No delayed or selective vaxing. Last time I was there I didn't have a problem but we don't vax at all and I think that was back in June.
Definitely heard stories of it happening here, but we've been lucky so far - probably because we do some research on the doctor before choosing him/her. As long as we tell the doctor that we are considering vaccinating in the future, they've been fine with it for the most part. I don't feel like that's dishonest - I am constantly researching vaccinations, and who knows - maybe I'll find something that makes me want to do them in the future. You never know (yeah, right)
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