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Finding a Pediatrician in Atlanta?

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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We have a pedicatrician that we've been seeing for well and sick visits, but the practice if of course recommending the immunizations. They are saying it's a conflict of interest if we choose to decline and we should probably find a new doctor.  My son is due to go in for his 4 month checkup soon.

Does anyone know how I can find a pediatrician in my local area that will be open to seeing my son for well visits and if he is sick, without getting the shots?

 

 

 

by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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PEEK05
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I don't know. I'd call around maybe.

jlc91
by Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 6:52 AM

What area of Atlanta are you in?  My XH's cousin lives down there and they don't vax.  I can ask them where they go, if you want?

emmy526
by New Owner on Mar. 16, 2013 at 7:03 AM

try finding family dr..they are less pushy about the issue

ShariLynn2012
by New Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 9:25 PM
Hi! I live in Sandy Springs near Roswell. Yes, if they have any suggestions, please let me know.
jlc91
by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM

 


Quoting ShariLynn2012:

Hi! I live in Sandy Springs near Roswell. Yes, if they have any suggestions, please let me know.


 I'll ask them.  They're in Buford--not sure how close that is to Sandy Springs?

jlc91
by Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

XH's cousin's response: We take the kids to Dr. Jeff Cooper with Cooper Pediatrics in Duluth. It's funny because he has one of the highest vaccine rates in the area and promotes it. But he never says anything about our choice not to vaccinate. We also love is NP Ryan, and usually try to request him when we go in.

HTH!

kitty8199
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM
My pedi is about 30-45 from there. Covenant care. In Stockbridge.

He doesn't push. He asks if you're going to, and drops it.

My first visit, he said "i still think you need to", but after that never once mentioned it.
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ShariLynn2012
by New Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Thanks for the suggestions!  I'll check into these doctors!

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