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<p>I am in need of a pediatrican (preferably in North Georgia) who respects my right not to vaccinate my children and will not harass me or dismiss my children because of it. I would prefer either a female doctor or a female nurse practitioner.</p>
<p>It would be ideal if this pediatrican or NP accepts Amerigroup and straight Medicaid.</p>
<p>I am open to accepting a female Family Practice doctor if they accept children of all ages as well.</p>
<p>Thanks.</p>
 

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<p>Where in north Georgia? I'm in Atlanta and I see Dr. Marion Owen at Whole Family Medicine, in Decatur. She actually prefers a delayed vax schedule (like, she doesn't like to MMR until I think age 3, for example). We've been gradually implementing a couple of vaxes, but I'm pretty sure she's totally fine with non-vaxing, too. My DD (almost three now) LOVES her...she's really good with toddlers. </p>
 

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<p><a href="http://www.drkute.com" target="_blank">www.drkute.com</a> is in Alpharetta. I do not vaccinate any of my children and she has never harassed us about it. She asked me my view, had me sign an informed consent and never said another word.</p>
 

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<p>Oh yeah. Where in North GA? I have a list of 5 or 6 that are all north of Atlanta.</p>
 

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<p>We switched a couple of years ago from dr kute to <a href="http://www.wholefamilymed.com/Site/HOME.html" target="_blank">Dr. Owen</a>.  We drive from Roswell to see her becase we LOVE Dr. Owen.  The whole family sees her.  Yes, she is totally fine with not vaxing!  She has a waiting list you can get on, but she also has recently partnered with a NP, and I think you might be able to get in to see the NP as a new patient.  My baby saw the NP last month and we liked her very much.  I'm not sure she takes your insurance, but you sould call.</p>
 

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<p>Toccoa, Georgia.</p>
<p>Amerigroup cannot even find a physician for us.</p>
<p>We do not mind getting a family practice doctor, either, as long as they see children as well and accept Medicaid/Amerigroup.</p>
 

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<p><span><img alt="crap.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/crap.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span> She does not take Medicaid or Amerigroup.</p>
 

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<p>Ok. So, i called Dr Kute's office and they were VERY nice. They are happy to see my children and just told me that i would be required to sign a form everytime I come in that states we refuse vaccinations. Not a problem for me.</p>
<p>Thanks for the advice. i guess I am either willing to drive to Alpharetta, or i can make Medicaid drive us to each of those appointments.</p>
 

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<p>I was about to respond and suggest Dr. Kute, but I see you've already contacted her. I'm so glad! You won't be dissapointed. We love her.</p>
 

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<p>hehe. I named one of my sons Toccoa :)</p>
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<p>Ok. I "think" Woodstock might be closer for you. If so, you can check out Dr. Jordana Heaven <a href="http://www.woodstockpeds.com" target="_blank">www.woodstockpeds.com</a>  I have no personal experience with her, but have a work partner that says she will accept no vax clients. </p>
 

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<p>One thing sounded disturbing to me...only one...they said EVERY time I come in I will have to sign this form. Isn't once enough?</p>
 

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<p>I was just reading through the doctors at this practice and i am so glad you posted this, as I now can REMEMBER the doctor who found my thryoid disease 7 years ago. It is the spouse of Dr Vukotic. Thanks so much for posting.</p>
<p>Do these Woodstock doctors accept medicaid?</p>
 

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<p>P.S. Who do you midwife apprentice with? (Assuming you are a homebirth midwife?) <span><img alt="jammin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jammin.gif" style="width:26px;height:28px;"></span></p>
<p>Three of my children were homebirths (after a cesarean section).<span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
 

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<p>P.S. Who do you midwife apprentice with? (Assuming you are a homebirth midwife?) <span><img alt="jammin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jammin.gif" style="width:26px;height:28px;"></span></p>
<p>Three of my children were homebirths (after a cesarean section).<span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
 

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<p>Its not EVERY time.. but it is anytime there are new vaccines that are supposed to be given, they will have you sign against those. Every dr does that</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>agirlnamedsuess</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279587/need-a-pediatrician-in-north-ga-who-respects-right-not-to-vaccinate#post_16063447"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>P.S. Who do you midwife apprentice with? (Assuming you are a homebirth midwife?) <span><img alt="jammin.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jammin.gif" style="width:26px;height:28px;"></span></p>
<p>Three of my children were homebirths (after a cesarean section).<span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
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<p>Dr. T. Ryan in Cartersville has a female Nurse Prac. in his practice. And he is non-vax friendly</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>fairyandgnome</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279587/need-a-pediatrician-in-north-ga-who-respects-right-not-to-vaccinate#post_16066327"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Its not EVERY time.. but it is anytime there are new vaccines that are supposed to be given, they will have you sign against those. Every dr does that</p>
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<br><br><p>Not every Dr. See Autumn Breeze's rec of Dr. Ryan.</p>
 

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Any others have experience with Dr. Heaven? My daughter took her new baby to Dr. Abrams who we really liked but Dr. H is much closer to home. I just heard her name for the first time today.
 
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