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Aurora got her 2yr check up today with a new pedi (one thats new with the clinic and should be easier to get appts with). Anyways, the new pedi's not worried with Aurora's growth (36inches and 23.8lbs at 25 months!) and he tried to tell me that my daughters NOT autistic after seeing her for 3 min. ok, if thats his opinion thats his opinion, but her last pedi and her two early intervention specialists think she does and are just waiting on more testing. He's "going to look more into" getting her into a swallow study that both her Occupational Therapist and her early intervention specialist think she needs. Im going to call her OT tomorrow and tell her what the dr said and tell her about the new dr and give her his # so that she can talk to him about what she thinks and has observed over the last few months.

Oh ya, did I mention that the pedi was trying to push vaccinations? I told them up front that I would only allow tetnus (DTaP). No matter what you say, your not going to change my mind! lol I made the decision with a pedi I'd still be with if my insurance didnt change! He'd been our pedi for years and knows my kids and our medical issues a lot better than someone who JUST met my kids.

should I stick with a pedi thats annoying me or do I go back to one that while she's hard to get into she listens and seems to care more?
 

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To me, it's a "no brainer:" Stay with the excellent physician rather than waste time with the person who is easier to see, but otherwise so difficult. Really, what do you accomplish what the difficult pediatrician you describe? It sounds like you can check the box "Yep, we saw the pediatrician" but accomplish little more than that with considerable angst.

I have no problem waiting to see an excellent physician. The emotional angst and unproductivity weigh of incompetent or rude physicians weighs very heavy into my calculus
 

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I say go back to the good doctor. It is so hard to find a good Ped that you like and who knows your kids and respects your choices. We moved an hour away from ours, and after trying a few new ones locally, we now make the commute back to our old doctor. Even after our insurance stopped covering her as in network. It just made all the difference to me to feel like the kids Dr was my partner in their health, and not just someone trying to tell me they knew best.
 

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You pay for your insurance, you pay the bill - get rid of the quack! Since you are not vaccinating you may need to go towards a holistic doctor because many docs have to meet a certain number of vaccines a year or things like insurance, etc will cost more for the doctor. It is very twisted how big pharma plays...
 
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