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Hi all,<br><br>
I hate to sound like a broken record but I too am looking for a new ped. I live in Western MA- Palmer. I work in Florence/ Northampton area. I'd gladly drive for the right doc even out Worcester way.<br><br>
No or delayed Vax<br><br>
Attachment Parenting support would be a bonus<br><br>
Thank you so much,<br><br>
Kelley
 

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I'd recommend Samuel Gladstone. He is a family practice doctor in Amherst. His office is 12 Dickenson Rod Amherst. He specializes in Pediatrics and Women's Health. I have found him to support breastfeeding, attachment parents and be pretty knowledgeable. He is also okay with parents that don't vax or partially vax. He's not really warm and fuzzy with adults but he is wonderful with children.<br><br>
Another option if your willing to commute is Paul Hart. He is on Leominster Road in Sterling. He is a wonderful family practice doctor. He is our family doctor. His office is alwasy busy so we often have to wait a while in the waiting room and sometimes once the nurse sees us we wait again. It's worth it though becuase Dr. Hart remembers our names, our history and gets to know us. He listens to us and he offers us choices. He is okay with parents that don't vax and extremely supportive of breastfeeding, homebirth and people being actively involved in their health care. The few times we have had health issues he has gone above and beyond to help us and when our son was born at home he came to the house to visit.<br><br>
I have also heard good things about a Naturopath, Anna Abole in Northampton. She has hospital priveledges and prescriptive privelidges in VT and has an office in Northampton. She does a fair amount of pediatric visits.
 

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Just wanted to bump this up b/c we had a "meet and greet" with Dr. Gladstone today and both my husband and I loved him! We had interviewed a doc in Easthampton and I wasn't really feeling her and was a bit discouraged, but we met with Dr. Gladstone and completely clicked with him. I actually found he was quite warm and nice and is a huge proponent of educating patients rather than making decisions for them which was excellent. He is totally against Heb B shot at birth which was wonderful to hear and is fine with our decision to delay/selectively vax. He's also a family practioner and prefers to see the whloe family to get to know them better, which is great. So, now we all have a doc! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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