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<span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">Hey Everyone,<br>
My Ob/GYN gave me "homework" at my last visit, one was to get some iron pills, the other was to find and interview pediatritions. This is my first child, and I don't currently know anyone around here who does have a good doc for their baby. Im delivering at Framingham Union, so maybe the pediatrition should be a doc who goes to that hospital? i am not sure, i just want a good doc that doesnt creep me out. If anyone knows of any, or has suggestions on finding a good pediatrition please let me know</span>
 

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I just switched pediatricians. We have our first appt with him on Friday so I'll let you know how it goes!<br>
My former pediatrician was Dr Lindeman in Natick. I would NOT go there. I had him for 3 yrs and he turned out to be a jerk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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My son is 6 weeks and we go to Dr.KAtherine Ford from Dedham Medical Associates. I've been really happy with her so far...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My former pediatrician was Dr Lindeman in Natick. I would NOT go there. I had him for 3 yrs and he turned out to be a jerk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Do you mind sharing what happened? I've seen him recommended in this forum before.
 

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yeah, I was one who recommended him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Let's just say that he knows nothing about working with children on the autism spectrum and he was NOT supportive AT ALL.<br><br>
I even wrote him a thank you email for being my son's doctor for 3 years. You wouldn't believe his reply! He was all defensive and paranoid. I have even saved his email in case he tries to make trouble.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My son is 6 weeks and we go to Dr.KAtherine Ford from Dedham Medical Associates. I've been really happy with her so far...</div>
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I almost went to her with my DS, I see a doc there myself, but was totally let down that no one returned my calls (4 of them) about meeting with a pedi for an interview, and just general practice questions. My doc there (perman) does say everyone loves her...
 

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So Liz, how was the new doc? Any good?
 

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New doc definitely knows what he is doing. He came in and immediately sat himself down in a chair. He did not loom over ds. He said Hi to ds in a nice, calm voice (not loud and in your face. lol). He asked ds what his name is. He asked ds how old he is (ds couldn't answer that one).<br>
Doc did not get up and go over to ds at all. He just chatted to get to know us. He said to make another appt and he will do an exam then.<br>
He definitely has experience with children on the autism spectrum. He knew exactly how to act. Ds was not scared at all. Amazing!<br>
The one thing that I was uncomfortable with was the whole discussion about vax. I told him that I'm not going to due to religious beliefs and he asked what my religion is. I didn't know what to do. I told him that I do not want it in his medical records though. I also asked him why he wanted to know and he said "in case it impacts your medical decisions" or something to that effect. I was nervous about that.<br>
I will definitely talk about it again when I'm there next. I will tell him that I was uncomfortable discussing my personal religious beliefs and that I do not feel it was warrented. We shall see what he says to that. heh.<br><br>
I really wish I could find a holistic doc that accepts MassHealth. sigh.<br><br>
Liz
 

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Hey, sounds like it went pretty well overall! I'm happy you found someone who works well with your son; that's so important.<br>
I wouldn't worry about stressing over the vax issue. Whether you decide to explain yourself or not, you're his mother and are allowed to say no without an explanation, period. I think just saying that you'd prefer not to discuss it is fine.<br><br>
- krista
 

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Ill have to try Dr. Lobovitz. I live in Framingham, and i cant travel to far to go to any doctor, unless necessary. this is off topic but what is a ds, a dd, and all these other abreviations mean? im totally clueless...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The one thing that I was uncomfortable with was the whole discussion about vax. I told him that I'm not going to due to religious beliefs and he asked what my religion is. I didn't know what to do. I told him that I do not want it in his medical records though. I also asked him why he wanted to know and he said "in case it impacts your medical decisions" or something to that effect. I was nervous about that.</div>
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He probably meant like if you were Christian Scientists (who refuse all medical treatment) or Jehovah's Witnesses (who refuse transfusions). I can see why a doctor would want to know that, but a simple "I prefer not to discuss my religion" would hopefully be enough to stop the line of questioning that made you uncomfortable. My plan if anyone ever questions my religion in response to my religious waver of vaccinations is to say "It's personal."<br><br>
I'm glad you feel pretty good about this doc, though. I hope the next appointment goes even better. Good luck!
 

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I really hope I didn't make a huge mistake stating my religion. Especially with a religion/spirituality that can be so misunderstood.<br>
I'm a bit nervous about it all.
 

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Hi Everyone<br><br>
I've NEVER posted here before. I use to belong to another chat board, but just don't have the time anymore. Somehow, I was draw to this thread.<br><br>
Dr. Allan Lobovits is my son and daughter's pediatrician. So far I like him alot. This is my son's 4th pediatrician (he's 3) and my daughter's first. He only takes newborns or siblings of newborns. He is a very laid back doctor. Not pushy at all. He will give his opinion, but he generally asked my feelings on issues. My son is fully vaxed except for the chicken pox and my daughter hasn't had the chicken pox shot or prevnar. He has never pressured me into trying get me to give any vaccines that I don't want to give. He states his views and then writes in the chart that I don't want the shot. I know the previous pediatrician's I've used really pressured me.<br><br>
Don't lie about why you don't want to give any shots. Just say you'd like to wait or you'd like to research more before making decisions. Or just say you don't want to at this point.<br><br>
I do NOT recommend Southboro Medical in Southboro. The Southboro Medical in Framingham is much smaller and much better.
 

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One more thing about Dr. Lobovits. His daughter wants to be a midwife. I'm not sure if she's going to school for it, or planning to in the future. Just thought I'd throw that in.
 

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Yes, I go to the Framingham site. He took my son and my son certainly is not a newborn. Heh heh. I believe he took ds because my doc is in the same building so I'm 'in the system'. I think that if you or any of your children are not already in their system somehow, you can not be seen by Dr Lobovitz.<br>
That is true for many of their doctors. The reason being is that they have so many patients already, they don't want to be 'overcrowded'.<br><br>
Dr Lobovits was very nice.<br><br>
We also saw another doctor at the same place last week (ds hurt his leg). He was FABULOUS. Trouble is, I can't remember his name. LOL. I can find out though, if anyone is interested. He was soooo good at coming up with clever ways to examine my son even though my son would freak out if the doc tried to touch him. The doc is quite cute and has amazing blue eyes. LOL. So, for now, I'll call him 'Blue Eyes'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
So, Blue Eyes decided to count my sons toes and asked ds to count with him. While he was doing that, he had gently put his hand on my sons knee/leg and was feeling it for problems. It was great!!!<br><br>
Well, there ya. My story.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I forgot to tell you the name of the new pediatrician. His name is Dr. Lobovitz and he is at the Southboro Medical Center on rte 9 (Framingham). It's just before the Edgell Rd exit.<br><br>
Best of luck!<br>
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Digging up this old thread to thank you for the recommendation. Since our ped stopped taking Tufts, we made the switch today to Dr. Lobovits. He seemed nice and the NP was really sweet. I was only there with Nate today because he has croup, so vaxes didn't come up in the conversation, but it went well.
 

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Woohoo! Glad you got to switch to Dr Lobovitz! Yeah, Anne is really nice. She really goes above and beyond the call of duty. She even called me the day after I brought Anton in for a sick visit one time.<br><br>
Oh, and the other doc that we saw there was Dr Zaref. He's good too.<br><br>
Hope Nate is ok! Croup can be scary. Ds had that a couple of times.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Woohoo! Glad you got to switch to Dr Lobovitz! Yeah, Anne is really nice. She really goes above and beyond the call of duty. She even called me the day after I brought Anton in for a sick visit one time.</div>
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Yup, she just called back this afternoon to check on him. She said if he gets worse again to call anytime over the weekend, which seems like a luxury, a doctor available on saturdays?!
 
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