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Have you ever been fired by your doctor for refusing vax.

  • Yes, once.

    Votes: 14 33.3%
  • Yes, twice

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • Yes, more than twice

    Votes: 1 2.4%
  • Never

    Votes: 25 59.5%
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I was just curious how many people here have actually been "fired" from their doctor/s for refusing to vax.<br><br>
We were actually given a letter a form letter at our two week visit that was given to everyone that stated if you weren't going to vax, find a new doctor before your next visit. They didn't even want to discuss it. I "had" been going to that ped for five years.
 

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Should specify that we've never been fired by the doc... but have fired them...<br><br>
Have been fired by a daycare provider over the vax issue.
 

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I wouldn't bother to see a doctor if they didn't agree with my POV. For the most part I have no need for them. My children do currently have a holistic ped (MD) who is awesome and will certanly CMA if ever the children find themselves in the hospital or the ER. She had a patient recently who's mother was given a very hard time by the resident ped about not vaxing at a local children's hospital and she was able to deflect it. What a gem!
 

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I was fired once by a doctor for not being interested in possible treatments for a health condition I have.<br><br>
It didn't worry me. I don't need conventional medicine, unless I need surgery. My first port of call in health matters will always be homeopaths, osteopaths, chiropractors, and naturopaths.
 

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I do need a md because I cannot afford my naturopath without a referral from my primary care physician.<br><br>
I have been officially "fired" by one doctor. But, I expect, had I stayed with them long enough to find out, we would also have been asked to leave two other practices.
 

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yes. my older son's pediatrician fired us when they figured out we were not going to vaccinate when he was a baby.<br><br>
i was also interviewing a family practicioner recently and let him know we didn't vaccinate. he said he would see us (gee thanks) but that not vaccinating was akin to child abuse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
needless to say, he is not our practicioner. we don't have one right now.
 

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My former ped thought my now 1.5. year old was going to kill all his patients, so until we found another one, I would have to make my son's visits before normal hours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> Yeah, like I would ever do that.<br><br>
We left on friendly terms, but the lead ped said he figured we weren't going to vax the younger one . . . I guess the letter sitting in my son's file from my vax-injury attorney requesting my older son's medical records years before tipped them off. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> When we left, the ped told me they went on the law firm's website and knew we filed a compensation claim.<br><br>
They never had the nerve to discuss it with me, but I don't blame them b/c I could sue their arse too if I wanted.
 

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I voted no but, when we were searching for a family Dr (for if one of the kids got a broken bone or something) I called around to set-up appt's and one Dr. declined us because we don't vax but, the next call I got a great family Doc and doesn't mind that we don't vax <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I voted never but we also dont really have a real ped. We went to one a couple of times when he was first born but that was it....so we really havent had the chance to be fired.
 

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I got threatened last week. Which is fine because I'm firing them first!!!
 

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When I took my (now 3 yo) dd to her 3 mo appt, I said that I was still looking into the issue and wouldn't be getting any vax that day, the nurse was very irritated. Then a few days later we got a letter saying that unless we got her up to date immediately, they wouldn't see us anymore, which is fine, b/c I went on to find an awesome ped in the area.
 

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I've never been fired by a doctor, but like some of the other posters, I have fired a doctor. I left my OB practice (no fights or anything; I just left) that was run like a factory when I was five or six months pregnant for an OB recommended to me by Bradley instructor. The new OB was wonderful and helped me have the natural labor/delivery I wanted! I also chose a ped based on my instructor's rec. (my ped's supportive of patients who want to vax or *not* vax; no pressure). I've found getting a reference from someone with similar values is the best way to go for choosing a doctor.
 

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not fired, but yelled at.<br><br>
here's a commentary on this very thing:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">She interprets the decision of the physicians to dismiss patients as reflecting that they didn't think "they would be able to forge a relationship with a family like that. They felt they would not have the trust they needed to have to move forward."<br><br>
I don't know – why do I think that the threat of lawsuits is more in their mind than "trust"?<br><br>
Remember, at the recent White House meeting about flu vaccine, one of the provisos wanted by the drug companies is immunity from lawsuits. Physicians worry about that, too. Ask them about malpractice insurance costs.</td>
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<a href="http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46868" target="_blank">http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46868</a>
 
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