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Question DetailsAsked on 8/27/2013

i am looking for a pediatric that does not force vaccines on children in the Johnstown,PA area or surrounding area

first newborn coming in Jan 2014. Looking for a Pediatrician.

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Whether you live in PA or on the moon, YOU can not be FORCED to vaccinate your child. It's called PATIENT RIGHTS. You have the right to accept or refuse anything that has to do with the medical care of yourself or your minor child. You do realize that anyone out there can come forward and work on behalf of someone.What is referred to as the best interest of the patient. I am sure you have valid reasons for choosing not to vaccinate your baby. Please do your research carefully. While polio, diptheria and other infections and diseases of the earlier 19th century are no longer common in this country, they are still spread around other less fortunate parts of the world. You never know who or what your child will be exposed to. Some schools will not allow admission to students that have not been vaccinated appropriately.

Answered 7 years ago by BluButterfly

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I do understand but i am not looking for a by the book pediatrician. I am looking for a more open pediatrician than "you need this many shots before you are 3".

Answered 7 years ago by Guest_9232234

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Sounds like you either need to interview some pediatricians about their philosophy on vaccinations and treatment and such.

Another thing to look into (google it) is Osteopathy - a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) is trained as a doctor and has the same medical authority and ability to prescribe and such, but with more of an emphasis on whole-body treatment, and minimizing intrusive and aggressive treatments if not really medially necessary. Their approach depends onthe doctor - can range from essentially the same as an old time family doctor, to a full-blown naturopathic approach.

In addition to listing on Angie's List (Search the List in green banner bar above), you could also ask friends who have small children or recent babies about who they use and why.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD




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