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This is my first post on here. I just joined a few minutes ago. I was referred here by a few girls on CafeMom. I am looking for an anti-vaccination friendly doctor for my children in my area. I have heard of a few, but they are either not answering my phone calls, not taking our insurance, or not anti-vax friendly for all and especially new patients. I live in Pottstown, Pa and am willing to travel within an hour or so.<br><br>
We've had our pediatrician since my son was 5 days old. [He's now 5.] My kids are basically up to date on their vaccinations, although I haven't had my 20 month old at the doctor since her 12 month check-up and my son hasn't had any shots since he was 4. I brought up the subject with her twice and after that I decided to look for a new doctor, but in the mean time, my son had to get a physical for school & our forms from the health department require a doctor to check off the religious exemption box in the vaccination section... I took my son to my husband's [and my] family doctor and he wasn't too happy with the thought of my children not being vaccinated, even though when I scheduled the appointment with the receptionist, she told me it would be fine... I just really need to find a doctor soon. I don't want to keep paying 30$ a pop to transfer records from office to office just to find out we're going to be kicked out of each place for choosing not to vaccinate.<br>
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I don't understand what you are saying here? You don't need a doctor to sign anything for vaccines. Just leave it blank. Get his physical and that's it.<br><br>
At school hand in your religious exemption. I can help you with it.<br><br><br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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That has to be done as a courtesy from one office to the other. No charges should be put on you. Refuse to pay it. Tell them they have to ask for the records and you are not responsible for that.
 

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Sad to say, that's SOP at most offices, and they really do charge a fee for making photocopies and mailing them (or handing them over). I think it's a sign of a bad office, which is one reason I felt a bit better leaving a previous doc--they were so annoying about my records, I felt good getting away.<br><br>
OP--if you're new to MDC, have you found the Finding Your Tribe forum near the top of the discussions page? There are pages for states in the US and countries (not all, I'm sure, but some), and you can post there. Or do a Search to find old threads--this question comes up a lot, so hopefully others will already have posted about their great doctors.<br><br>
Also consider a family practice doc. They're reputed to be more accepting of parents making vax decisions for their kids--that's what we have now.<br><br>
And welcome. <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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