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Okay. Ped #6. First let me say <i>overall</i> I liked her very much. A couple of things bothered me (alot -- e.g. trying to prescribe oral flouride, and her response when I called it a neurotoxin, trying to tell us we needed to feed DD Pediasure because her weight is in the 5th percentile despite the fact the looks great and has only been sick one time in her life), but -- and this is a big BUT -- so far she's the one I've liked the best. And the only one who will see us knowing full-well that we don't vaccinate.<br><br>
She was aware before I ever came for the first time that we did not vax and said she would still accept us as patients. So this exchange was not antagonistic by her at all:<br><br>
Her: So she doesn't have any vaccinations, correct?<br>
Me: Correct.<br>
Her: Do you ever plan on vaccinating her?<br>
Me: No.<br>
Her: So you are going to homeschool then?<br>
Me: No.<br>
Her (surprised look, long pause): In order to send children to school in this state, they legally must be vaccinated.<br>
Me: No, they don't. Louisiana has three types of exmeptions: Medical, Religious, and Philosophical.<br>
(longer pause)<br>
Her: Okay. I was not aware of that.<br><br>
How is that possible?? She seemed very genuine, very down-to-earth, very sweet even. Was she lying? Or was she really not aware? If she was really not aware, that blows me away that <i>I</i> had to educate <i>her</i>. Any comments? I'd love to hear phsycian comments, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I'm sure she WAS unaware. I have said many times and I firmly believe doctors are ignorant about non-vaxing. It's just not what they have learned ANYTHING about (i.e., long thread about "why are doc's pro-vax"). I'm not at all surprised -- you might ask her next time if you are her only non-vax patients. Sounds like she just hasn't had many like you.<br><br>
Good for you for finding one you like (overall).... that can be so tricky!
 

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its amazing isnt it?<br><br>
the VERY few number of people who know that we dont ask, just assume that we HAVE to homeschool.<br>
When I tell them the 2 are completely unrelated. They look like this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I find that interesting. but the flipside is that the laws are constantly changing, so it is hard for them to stay abreast of it, yk.
 

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I am not surprised.<br><br>
Parents had to inform doctors that the vaccine contained mercury to begin with. And the doctors still refused to look at the inserts for a long time. Why did they not want to know?<br><br>
But once the cat was out of the bag, big pharma gave them all the excuses: Tuna, air pollution, dental fillings... then it was alright that mercury was in vaccines, too.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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Well...chances are she probably didn't know. so..at least she's honest, if not horribly informed. hopefully, if she is as decent a person as your impression of her, she will stop spreading that particular piece of misinformation.
 

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I am not shocked...... I think that she might be your best bet at this point if your comfortable telling her NO and she can handle it. Some can not.<br><br>
I had one dr very angry with me as he noticed an exemption form in my kids med files and asked how it got there and I told him I had it put there so no Dr would vax them and say they did not know! He said that it was not legal for medical, just schools and meant nothing in the file.... that guy could not take NO.
 

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It's very likely that she doesn't have any unvaxed kids of her own (either no kids or she vaxed them) and so far all her vax-free patients have also been homeschoolers.
 
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