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my 2.5 yr old son had a bad reaction to his vax, but apparently that isn't enough to get a medical exemption for vax. So I am desperately seeking a ped that will support my choices for my childrens health. I am not extremely crunchy, just need a doc that is open to delayed vax that won't give me cr*p about it.<br>
Please, any suggestions?
 

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We rcently moved here and I was looking for a ped, too. Someone on the Lakeland La Leche League group told me that Tamara Pistoria in Winter Haven prefers to vax but doesn't give grief about it. I'll go back to my email and see if I can find any other doctors names.
 

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KinderClinic and their care providers—Dr. Heather Whitworth and Dr. Josef Kleine. 863-299-4567 Someone said they are very non judgemental about parenting choices.<br><br>
That was the only other suggestion I kept in my inbox.<br><br>
I chose Tamara Pistoria due to insurance reasons, but we haven't seen her yet. The earliest new patient appt we could get was Sept 17th.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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we use a DO Mondello, in Dundee who goes along wiht what ever I want.
 

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We got to KinderClinic and see Dr Whitworth. We do vax, but delay. But we have friends that don't vax and use them and have no problems at all. They are also super cool about my nursing 3 yo. Dr. Whitworth told me that potty training should come before weaning - meaning, weaning is not for babies!
 

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Dr. Karen Schick was great for us-we don't vax at all and she was totally understanding (even though she wasn't entirely supportive) she was super nice.
 

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I use Kinder Clinic, Drs. Kleine and Whitworth and I do not vax at all.<br><br>
They did mention once that if there was an outbreak, they'd want to see the boys vaxed for measles (one of the docs had a complication he can't forget) but they are VERY understanding about our choices. And, they are extremely foreskin friendly, which, with 4 boys, is very important to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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BTW Samuel'smom...I got medical exemptions for my kids but the montessori school nurse wouldn't accept them-she said that the county only accepts religious/philosophical exemptions which means a long wait at the health dept. I will say that when I went to the health dept. the lady was very nice and didn't bat an eye or question my decision. She even thought it was ridiculous that I had to get a religious waiver when I had a medical one...so you may want to check on that.
 
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