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We just moved back to Seattle, and I'm searching for a selective/delayed-vax friendly pediatrician--anyone have any suggestions or experiences? NP and AP--friendly would be great too.<br><br>
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sorry...ours just moved FROM Seattle to Asheville...and he's the best!!
 

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Carol Doroshow at the Kids Clinic on 15th and around 125th is a pediatrician/homeopath, she teaches a class on vaccination options at Seattle Holistic Center. 206.957-1881 We love Carol, her births were all with midwives at home, she has adopted kids herself, and she has chosen to work PT to be a mom first. She likes to give you her info, then stand back and let you make your own choices with no judgement. Another option is where my dh and I go, to Christine Adams at <a href="http:" target="_blank">www.oneskymedicine.org,</a> alson in the north end. Chris is Family Practice, there are also several wonderful PA's and Naturopath's there also-wonderful place.<br><br>
Welcome back to Seattle!
 

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Thanks, deb_n, for the info--I will check them out! That oneskymedicine site looks great!<br><br>
Do you know how tough it is to get sick-child appts with Carol Doroshow? (Does she have emergency coverage if she is part-time?)<br><br>
Thanks again--
 

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Carol does have a partner who is more mainstream, but totally fine with vaxing choices, etc. When Conor's ears were a little red, she was a little more inclined to give us a prescription than Carol, but was fine with continuing the garlic mullein oil that Carol uses, which solved it just fine. So we have always gotten it, just not always Carol. But then again, Conor has not been sick much, and if he was, I would probably use OneSky docs more often since I am totally cool with Fam Practice doc skills. (they are good friends with Carol as she practiced there for awhile, how we met her)<br><br>
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i'd also recommend dr. david springer with wallingford pediatrics. we love love love him! (although our favorite n.p. left recently) he is really easy going and hands-off, and open to all kinds of parenting styles.<br><br>
-krista
 

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Thanks so much for all the suggestions! I think a friend just recommended Dr. Springer to me as well--does he have an MPH as well, do you recall?<br><br>
Unfortunately, after spending quite a bit of time on the phone with Kids Clinic and One Sky and my insurance co, I think I have to try to go with someone in the UW Physicians network, as they have just (this month) dropped our out-of-network coverage from 75% to 50% (while in-network is 90%)--so I've got a meet-n-greet with a new ped this week, who is reported to be relatively holistic-friendly, at least. If she's not ok, we might have to just pay to go out-of-network, but well-baby visits are sooo expensive to do that...<br><br>
I'll report back...<br><br>
Thanks so much again!!
 

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We go to Sarah Munson at Edmonds Children's Clinic. I don't really like anyone else there, but she is very open to working with us in many different areas.<br><br>
I also hear that Gisselle ? German woman at Richmond Beach clinic is wonderful and several others at that clinic that I have heard of.<br><br>
Good luck!!
 

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If your baby is well why do you need to take them to a doctor?Well-baby visits are for giving shots, that's it. What are they going to do for your healthy baby? Medical docs are sick care specialists not health specialists.<br><br>
I have a friend who is in her late 20's and has never been to a medical doctor, never. Nor have her siblings. They are all fine. I have just always wondered why everyone keeps taking their children to medical doctors when they are completely symptom free. Doctors don't test for anything unless there are symptoms anyway. I would love some enlightenment on this subject and I hope it doesn't sound like I am being harsh. It just has boggled me for quite some time...<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, we went to Dr. Christine Caldwell at the UW Pediatric center on Roosevelt--she was fine--thoughtful and attentive, and fine with our vaccinating choices (doing only some, and on a delayed schedule), so that was ok...<br><br>
naturegirl--<br>
We chose to go to a ped because we did want *some* shots. Also, I wanted us to establish a relationship with a doc so that if Maddie did get sick, the doc would have seen her well as well--and also known us and our choices as parents, and be more likely to listen to our observations about Maddie's general health. I did take a bit of time during both the meet-n-greet and during the visit itself to talk about her general practices regarding treating sick kids (to make sure I'd be comfortable taking Maddie there if she got sick--if I hadn't met her, I wouldn't know that) So those are our reasons--YMMV, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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naturegirl, I have the same reasons as simcon for going to well baby visits-I really want to establish a partner relationship with my son's provider so that if, or really when, he gets sick I know to expect mutual respect, understanding of our health values, etc. Also, even though I am a former peds nurse myself and know what to expect in normal growth and development, I also know I am mom, which can be subjective at times, and there are in very rare circumstances things that could be caught in a routine visit that I or my dp just might have missed or thought insignificant. And even with my 20 years of nursing experience I still come up with a few questions with questions/suggestions and assimilate them with my own experiences and research. Of course, if I couldn't find a provider in my area that was on the same wavelength as us, I might feel differently.<br><br><br>
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