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Thank you, thank you, thank you!<br><br><br>
I met Dr. Russell Stokes today, and I loved him. The guy rocks. We talked for about an hour (this is the longest I have ever talked to a doc before and it wasn't even a real visit). I was so happy because he was totally ok with not vaxing, very pro-breastfeeding, and was just very open-minded in general, like he realizes that there are more ways to go about things other than the mainstream medical way.<br><br>
My 4 year old came with me and when I told him she hasn't been to a doctor since she was 15 months old (that is when I stopped vaxing and was also the last time she was sick, seriously) because she simply has been very healthy, I expected some sort of disapproval, but he just said, "Great! Whatever you're doing, it's working!"<br><br>
He also said that he has learned so much from the natural parenting mothers, and I thought that was really cool.<br><br>
He is so hired.<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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I'm going to remember this guy when the time comes for me to shop for a pedi as we are hoping to add to our brood beginning late this summer!<br><br>
Congrats on finding someone you are soooo comfortable with!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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He's our pediatrician, too. He is SO awesome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He said not to feel like we have to do well-baby visits at all because if they kids are fine and healthy and we don't have any questions, there is no need for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
Our 2.5 yr old is completely unvaccinated and he was totally fine with it.. unlike our former pediatrician.<br>
We <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> Dr. Stokes!
 

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Oh, that's way out there. Seems like all the great docs, groups, events are in south county. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I so happy you found someone you are comfortable with...he sounds like exactly who I'd like to see....<br>
Do you happen to have a contact number? He's an hour or more drive for us...but maybe he can refer me to someone closer....And I feel it would be worth the drive anyhow....
 

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It IS worth the drive..<br>
His number is: 401-596-3416
 
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