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I'll post a brief re-intro here, it's been a long time! I'm Raechel, SAHM mostly-AP mama to 3 girls, Kenzie (9/19/02, c/s), Katie (7/22/04, UBAC), and Sara (2/25/06, UBAC).<br><br>
We have been seeing Dr Feiste at Carolina Kids Pediatrics, and we are seriously butting heads with him at this point. He just WILL NOT listen to us regarding an issue we're having with the youngest's growth! He's insisting it's a caloric issue, without looking at her diet log and seeing how much she's eating. He has told me that as long as she's still bfing, it's impossible to "prove" that she's getting enough calories. Well, this child eats solids like you wouldn't believe. Anyway, that's a different thread.<br><br>
Back to Dr. Feiste....all he seems to care about is the number on the scale changing, and not about where she was gaining, or the fact that she didn't gain any length, and very little about how the added weight cost her milestones developmentally.<br><br>
We are looking for a second opinion, and if we find someone that is VERY friendly to not vaxing, UCing, no-well-baby visits, etc, and that will LISTEN to us as parents, we'll be changing primary care providers! He also seems resentful of the added time that we demand of him (if he'd listen to us the first time, and really HEAR what we're saying, it'd probably cut the amount of time he spends with us in half!), and my opinion on that is SCHEDULE that kind of time for patients/families that you KNOW will require extra time...kwim?<br><br>
Anyway, he has labeled her failure to thrive (which she's not, she's merely failing to grow!), and so we can't just vanish off the radar at this point. We raise too many red flags here.<br><br>
So, anyway, any thoughts? After much debate, he threw his hands up in the air and is sending us to specialists (although not an endocrinologist!!), because, "I don't know what you want, what will make you happy." Not because he sees any need for it. So, for the short-term, we are OK with what's happening here, while we're getting in with specialists. However, I really feel the need to go elsewhere for care!<br><br>
We live in Easley, and we're currently driving to Seneca for appts for him. We're willing to drive just about anywhere within an hour for a good ped/FP!<br><br>
Thanks so much!!<br><br>
Raechel
 

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mama I'm sorry your having problems! I'm going to be of no help what-so-ever because I really dislike any of the docs I've seen here in the upstate. As far as dr.s that are nonvax friendly a few have been recommended. But the last I called (6 months ago) none were accepting any new patients <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I've taken my baby to Dr. Keith Stafford once and from that one visit I liked him just fine. He's not a ped though, he's a family practitioner. He seems very laid back. But he does go by the charts and has all the same vax propaganda on his website. Although when I told him we wouldn't be vaxing he didn't bat an eye or try to talk me into it. He even said to me "I probably won't be seeing you much since you don't vax" and seemed very okay with that.<br>
Anyway here is his website.<br><a href="http://www.cfmofgreer.com/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.cfmofgreer.com/index.asp</a><br><br>
Good luck and I hope you are able to find some answers.
 

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Try Nancy Strom-Morgan at AnMed in Anderson. I can't swear to her opinion about vaccinations and so on because my daughter was older than that when we started seeing her, but she has always been very reasonable, willing to listen to us, not condescending at all, etc. It's such a pain finding new doctors; good luck!
 
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