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Hi -<br><br>
I'm originally a CT girl. I've lived in Raleigh, NC; Wichita, KS; Durham, NH; Newport News, VA; Brooklyn, NY and Westchester County, NY. Right now, I have a big confusing life, but it boils down to this - I can move to Hernando Beach and live with my dad (and not pay rent, and work PT and maybe go to school and spend time with my baby girl (16 months)) or I can move to NH and be near my mom and some good friends (and pay rent, and work FT and be able to do less fun things).<br><br>
But anyway. Any recommendations for doctors (for me and Peds for her) in southern NH? Fun almost-toddler things to do? (Classes, groups, etc.) Anyone know of any good FT (or just under - I don't need benefits) jobs?<br><br>
HELP!<br><br>
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(x-posted as a FL thread in that tribe)
 

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Well I live in Nashua- not sure exactly where you're looking but maybe my answers can help.. I like my pediatrician practice- it's Kaplan, McNamee, and Lero. They're not too crunchy but they're tolerant of me. What I like the best is that they take my concerns seriously and get me in to see me or get whatever testing I want done right away. I got some encouragement to continue vaxing and some cio advice, but nothing i can't ignore! I do think there are more non-vax friendly pedis out there if that's what you're looking for. My favorite adult doctor just left, so I can't help you there. There's lots of classes and activities for kids- yoga, music, storytimes, etc., available in the community. There's also lots of moms groups! To the west of me is the Keene/Peterborough area which is really nice and a little more cruncy, and to the east is the seacoast area which is beautiful. Hope this helps!
 

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thanks! after some consideration, i'm leaning towards the coast. portsmouth-ish.
 

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it's beautiful there! hopefully someday we'll be there! I know there is at least one nurse practicioner who's open to non-vaxing or delaying/selecting..
 

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I moved from Westchester County (Valhalla) to Manchester, NH. I love it! I'm originally from upstate NY, so NH seems more like "home" to me. I lived in FL a little while as well, I'd definitely chose NH! If you need any info for the Manchester area let me know!
 

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I would definitely choose NH over FL, except for the winters . . . that's a whole other consideration. How do you do with winters? Also, if you had the opportunity to spend more time with your daughter in FL, I would choose that, too. I can't give you any specific info about Portsmouth, but I do think NH is great, though. <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'm really close to Portsmouth and LOVE this area! My pedi is actually a practice of NPs and I LOVE THEM! From what I understand, Dover and Portsmouth Pediatrics won't accept kids unless they are vax on the normal schedule. I take my NB to Whole Life Health in Newington (just next to Portsmouth if you are not familiar). They are wholistic and integrative, more apt to treat ear infections with garlic and chiropractic, but will prescribe antibiotics if it's severe (or if you are more comfortable). My DH and I switched OUR PCPs to them since we were so impressed.<br><br>
You can check out their website at <a href="http://www.mywholelifehealth.com" target="_blank">www.mywholelifehealth.com</a> - I HIGHLY recommend them.<br><br>
Best of luck with your move!
 

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NH born mama here<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> All 3 of my DDs were NH HBs<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
I grew up in Concord and have lived on the seacoast awhile back and it sounds like there are lots of MDC ladies around there now<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I have settled with my family a bit more than an hour from there in the Lake Sunapee Region<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">. My mom still lives there. Anyhow, I would vote to be near your Mom & some good friends as well as some you haven't met here in NH.<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 grew up right around portsmouth... Coastal Pediatrics (Dr. Kevin Hodges) is where my kids go and they are pretty laid back there. They don't jump to prescribe antibiotics (to me anyhow) and are ok with my decision not to vax. They tend to ask every time "are we just not doing them at all or are we delaying??" or something of that sort, but I receive no lectures or attitude about it at all. I do like them. We recently moved just a town over to Maine and so we are closer to York Hospital and I switched PCP for my dh and I and am going to switch the kids also to a York Hospital affiliated PCP..... my new doc is super nice and only said "i vaccinated my girls and thats what I recommend, but I have no problem seeing your children who are not vax" I just told her that if i switched them it would be very important to me that I not be hassled every time I come in and she was fine with that!! she also said that she was very against overmedicating and does not like to precribe antibiotics for everything..... She is Dr. Corbett out of York family practice.
 
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