We have had this one for a couple of years. In that time, we have seen her twice. Once when we took Logan in for a referral for ot/pt so insurance would cover it. The next time was Madison’s turn when we took her to get the bump on her foot looked at (which is seriously looking almost gone). Which is a great thing considering when Logan was younger, we bought our Dr a new house since we were there about twice a week. It’s amazing how much better the immune system gets when you get rid of yeast and start to remove metals.
Anyway, I digress. Last week, I dropped off a medical form for the Dr to fill out so Logan can begin hippo therapy. In case you are a blond like me, this does not involve hippos. Michael was more than happy to point that out to me. Thanks, honey! Apparently horses are called hippos in Latin. Go figure. So , it’s therapeutic horseback riding. For insurance purposes, you have to get a Dr to sign that you are healthy enough to ride a horse. Sounds simple, right. Drop paper off, pick paper up, send to therapy center. NOPE!
I drop the paper off. About 20 minutes later, I get the call that the Dr will not sign the paper unless I bring Logan in for a physical. I’m ok with this. I make the appt especially since our insurance covers it with no copay. Win- win.
This particular Dr is about 2 blocks from our house so we walk to the appt. Logan and I have a fantastic conversation on the way. At that point, I should have known that the other shoe was about to drop. We go in and Logan is measured (he’s 5’3″ tall, can you believe it? Another 3 inches and he will the same height as me! WOW!), finger pricked and all that wonderful stuff.
We go in the exam room and hear this : “
We were unable to get his shot record so can you tell us of he is up to date?”
Umm, no he’s not up to date. Have you seen his metals test? I mean, come on! Why would I shot him up with more metals while I paying big bucks to get the metals out?? Does that make sense to anyone?
The look on the nurse’s face should have given it away that the Dr would not be happy with that. Smiling, she says ok and steps out. The Dr comes in pretty quickly.
“I’ll do the physical but you will have to find a new pediatrician if you refuse to vaccinate. There are no studies to prove the link between autism and vaccines.” WRONG!!!! There are plenty of studies proving the link.
Although she was respectful about it and listened to my opinions , she ultimately decided that she couldn’t see us anymore. Her opinion was that unvaccinated children are a risk to other children in the waiting room. What?? Aren’t the vaccines protecting them? Can someone explain that one to me? Anyone?
Thanks to friends, I have a couple of leads to check out. The Great Pediatrician Hunt begins!
Oh, I forgot to mention that Logan got sponsored for the fall session of hippo therapy!!! Woohoo! So, it’s completely free! God is good all the time!