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#1 Callisto

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:11 PM

I'm looking for a pediatrician who is willing to follow an alternative vaccination schedule. The ones that have been recommended by friends all say that they REQUIRE their patients to follow the full course of vaccinations recommended. I believe in vaccinations and fully intend to have many of them, but not all and not all at once. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:16 PM

Dr Edward Spilker, located behind the Dairy Queen across from The Avenue.

He's a family practice doc., not a ped. doc., but he sees all ages. He has never once pushed me to vaccinate 'on time' or at all for that matter. smile.gif

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:19 PM

Dr. young.. hes with west atlanta ped. he is the only Dr. i will take my kids to...he is the only Dr i know that will listen to every thing you have to say and he truly cares about the kids.
hes located @ 92 & 120 across from stars and strikes

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE (katt_138 @ Oct 26 2009, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dr. young.. hes with west atlanta ped. he is the only Dr. i will take my kids to...he is the only Dr i know that will listen to every thing you have to say and he truly cares about the kids.
hes located @ 92 & 120 across from stars and strikes



And he doesn't enforce the vaccination schedule recommended by the APA? West Atlanta Ped. was one of the practices whose website says they require all patients to follow the schedule.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:38 PM

We go to east cobb peds on giles and baker rd. They are good about listening to our concerns. Our kids get staggered vacs.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (Harlee71 @ Oct 26 2009, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We go to east cobb peds on giles and baker rd. They are good about listening to our concerns. Our kids get staggered vacs.


Is that the Marietta or the Kennesaw location?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (smoochiemom @ Oct 26 2009, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dr Edward Spilker, located behind the Dairy Queen across from The Avenue.

He's a family practice doc., not a ped. doc., but he sees all ages. He has never once pushed me to vaccinate 'on time' or at all for that matter. smile.gif

I'm not sure if this is the same practice, but Lori Corley in the same location is great. She pretty much tells us what shots are out there and lets us manage which one our child gets and when he gets them. She has never pushed us. There were a few shots that we didn't want him to get them because of our schedule to be sure we would be home due to possible side effects, etc and she was just like "Okay, just let us know." We have done that quite often actually without any big deal from her or the office.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

What a great topic!! Sounds like there are more open minded docs around than there was in that area 13 years ago when my son was born.

I wish you much success in finding the right / new doctor for your children!
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE (Callisto @ Oct 26 2009, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And he doesn't enforce the vaccination schedule recommended by the APA? West Atlanta Ped. was one of the practices whose website says they require all patients to follow the schedule.

as far as i know they do all vaccs. my kids are all UTD with theirs. only vacc. i wont do is the H1N1 and tht one is not a "must have"
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i dont know if they make you get them in any order. you can always call them

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE (Callisto @ Oct 26 2009, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And he doesn't enforce the vaccination schedule recommended by the APA? West Atlanta Ped. was one of the practices whose website says they require all patients to follow the schedule.



Yes he does, we go there and I am also a vax mom, but not all at one time, and they require you to vax on their schedule. I rec. smoochiemoms DR.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (Gee~Tee @ Oct 26 2009, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes he does, we go there and I am also a vax mom, but not all at one time, and they require you to vax on their schedule. I rec. smoochiemoms DR.


i dont recall having to go by a schedule... i could be wrong but i dont think they do.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (katt_138 @ Oct 26 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i dont recall having to go by a schedule... i could be wrong but i dont think they do.



A schedule is basically when you go for well check appts, and they say "time for shots, you get this, this & this today" and your kid gets the shots, they do not "give" you a schedule persay, but you are required to follow their schedule and not delay any on your own call, or they will not treat your child. They will argue with you and tell you to go elsewhere if you choose to delay or omit shots.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (Gee~Tee @ Oct 26 2009, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A schedule is basically when you go for well check appts, and they say "time for shots, you get this, this & this today" and your kid gets the shots, they do not "give" you a schedule persay, but you are required to follow their schedule and not delay any on your own call, or they will not treat your child. They will argue with you and tell you to go elsewhere if you choose to delay or omit shots.

i have never had that happen to me there..

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (katt_138 @ Oct 26 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i have never had that happen to me there..



Have you ver delayed any shots, or told them that you refuse to give a certian shot? Just curious?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE (Gee~Tee @ Oct 26 2009, 10:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you ver delayed any shots, or told them that you refuse to give a certian shot? Just curious?

yeah i have... i have delayed them. dont remember which ones it was tho

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:16 PM

I do selective vaccination and none of the peds at East Paulding Pediatrics have ever MADE me do any of the vaccinations,or even made me feel bad for NOT doing the vacs

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:25 PM

My doctor is in a practice by himself, West Cobb Family Practice I think its called. Just had middle-bits 6 yr check up and they asked me if I wanted her to have the varricella (chick pox) since that is one she is missing...I told them no, and they said ok smile.gif He never pushed for the guardasill for my oldest either...not once...and now its banned I think?

I delayed all vacs with my kids. I wouldn't let them touch Moo until she was several months old since she had such a rough birth. I am not even sure if she is UTD on her shots now or not, it doesn't matter.

Also, doc told me if he had kids that were my kids ages, there is NO WAY he would give them the live H1N1 MIST. He didn't even recommend the injection for my kiddos. I love Dr Spilker, our whole family has been with him for over 10years now.

People who go to the doctor with their kids and have them injected with 4 vacs at once...that just scares me. I did it in the beginning with my oldest since we were military, I was young, and I didn't think I had a choice. I know better now.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:32 PM

So glad you posted this! I'm having problems with our current ped to the point that I have to make an appt just to cancel it and space the shots like I want. East Cobb is right down the road, I may have to switch. I love our peds but hate they won't listen to me about what I want for the vax.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:33 PM

My daughter uses Kennesaw Pediatrics (website is the name) for our 10 month old granddaughter and that was the reason she chose this practice. She's been very satisfied.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE (smoochiemom @ Oct 26 2009, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My doctor is in a practice by himself, West Cobb Family Practice I think its called. Just had middle-bits 6 yr check up and they asked me if I wanted her to have the varricella (chick pox) since that is one she is missing...I told them no, and they said ok smile.gif He never pushed for the guardasill for my oldest either...not once...and now its banned I think?

I delayed all vacs with my kids. I wouldn't let them touch Moo until she was several months old since she had such a rough birth. I am not even sure if she is UTD on her shots now or not, it doesn't matter.

Also, doc told me if he had kids that were my kids ages, there is NO WAY he would give them the live H1N1 MIST. He didn't even recommend the injection for my kiddos. I love Dr Spilker, our whole family has been with him for over 10years now.

People who go to the doctor with their kids and have them injected with 4 vacs at once...that just scares me. I did it in the beginning with my oldest since we were military, I was young, and I didn't think I had a choice. I know better now.



Where is the location? I have been wanting to change for a while now. This sounds awesome to me! Thank you for sharing. Thank you

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:06 AM

QUOTE (Callisto @ Oct 26 2009, 07:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is that the Marietta or the Kennesaw location?



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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE (Connor's Mom @ Oct 26 2009, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where is the location? I have been wanting to change for a while now. This sounds awesome to me! Thank you for sharing. Thank you


behind the dairy queen at the avenue at west cobb.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE (MrsApple @ Oct 26 2009, 11:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do selective vaccination and none of the peds at East Paulding Pediatrics have ever MADE me do any of the vaccinations,or even made me feel bad for NOT doing the vacs

Amen to that. Regardless of the doctor that we've seen, they've always told us what the "recommended" vaccinations were for the princess and asked if I wanted her to have them. And, they've always been very good about explaining the purpose of the vaccination and the good/bad effects of it.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE (MrsApple @ Oct 26 2009, 11:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I do selective vaccination and none of the peds at East Paulding Pediatrics have ever MADE me do any of the vaccinations,or even made me feel bad for NOT doing the vacs


Just do NOT see the new doc there. She is the first doc in that practice that has ever given me a hard time about any vaccinations.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (jess575 @ Oct 27 2009, 03:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just do NOT see the new doc there. She is the first doc in that practice that has ever given me a hard time about any vaccinations.

We've seen both Dr. Davillier and Dr. Murray in the past few months and haven't had an issue with either of them. Have they added someone else to the practice?
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:17 PM

QUOTE (LisaC @ Oct 27 2009, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We've seen both Dr. Davillier and Dr. Murray in the past few months and haven't had an issue with either of them. Have they added someone else to the practice?


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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (jess575 @ Oct 27 2009, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dr. Brown

Haven't heard of her, but I guess she and I will meet at some point.... I hope she's ready. biggrin.gif
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (LisaC @ Oct 27 2009, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Haven't heard of her, but I guess she and I will meet at some point.... I hope she's ready. biggrin.gif


My son went home and told my hubby "mom just kept saying that it was not up for debate". lol
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:28 PM

I second East Paulding Pediatrics, when we are behind THEY are always the ones to caution too many vacs in one appointment. They are great.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:33 PM

I have used West Atlanta Pediatrics since they were just in Lithia Springs. My kids see Dr. Young and he has never, ever given me a hard time about delaying vaccinations. Just because there is a schedule does not mean you have to follow it.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 09:04 PM

kennesawpediatrics.com
This place is AWESOME. Check out the website - they have seperate well and sick waiting rooms, they use different hallways for the sick and well kids, a lactation consultant and Dr. Long was just quoted in the AJC today.
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:42 PM

Dr. Terry Langford on Lake Rd in Hiram. We do not vaccinate, and he respects our decision.


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