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I'd like to hear from anyone who has had experience - good
or bad - with Whole Child Wellness in Belmont.
We have decided not to vaccinate according to the
'recommended' schedule, and will likely not vaccinate at
all. We would like to find a pediatrician - trained in
Western medicine but with a naturopath/homeopathy
leaning/preference - who will support our choice, and even
better, who has the same point of view on vaccines as we do.
If you do not have a recommendation to make on WCW but know
of other pediatricians that fit the description above, I
would love to get your recommendation. Someone local to the
East Bay would be ideal.
- new mommy
Hi, I would like to strongly recommend Whole Child Wellness. My husband
has known Dr. Song, the founder, since their undergrad education at Stanford
and we are very familiar with her work. Our daughter has low muscle tone and
complications stemming from a tongue-tie that was not corrected after the
first clip. Dr. Song has provided us with very thorough and successful
homeopathic regimens and holistic recommendations for treating concerns
ranging from mastitis (for me) to a yeast infection in my daughter's mouth
from my antibiotics, in addition to general pediatric consultation. During the
swine flu panic, Dr. Song and her colleagues wrote extensive newsletters that
respectfully addressed the concern from all perspectives, including Dr. Song's
own personal decision to get vaccinated herself (she was pregnant at the
time). They also provided the safest H1N1 vaccines that they could find,
without many of the controversial additives. The office is run in a competent
manner, and Dr Song is truly a physician who draws upon multiple modalities
(allopathic, homeopathic, and holistic) to provide wonderful care in a very
warm, friendly, and professional environment.
I commend you for trying to do what is best for your child.
But I strongly encourage you to look carefully at the
quality of internet information sources on vaccines--and
consider how you would feel if your child died of
Haemophilus b meningitis--which happened to a vaccine
delaying parent in Minnesota last year. A local reaction to
a vaccine is visible to a new parent; but the diseases the
vaccines are proven to prevent are still around and can be
science aware Mom
Can anyone recommend a good pediatrician in the San Mateo or Burlingame area?
I love Dr. Linda Pope in Burlingame at Rowland and Associates. All the
doctors we have seen in the practice have be great. Dr. Pope schedules
plenty of time for visits and never seems in a hurry. She is willing to
'wait and see', ie. not super quick to prescribe antibiotics. Although
vaccinations come up at each well child visit, I have never felt pressured
(we are slow vaxers).
My son's pediatrician is moving from San Francisco to a new practice in
Mountain View called El Camino Medical Group and we're really sad to see
her go. If you haven't selected one yet we highly recommend her. I can't
say enough rave reviews about her. She listens, is patient, thorough,
responds to all questions and phone calls promptly. And most importantly
really cares about your child. We're going to miss her so much. Hope
We're expecting our first baby in August and looking for a good
pediatrician in Fremont. Any suggestions for us? Thanks!
We have had great luck at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Fremont
on Kearny Street. We interviewed doctors at several practices
before we settled on PAMF. Our daughters see Dr. Joy Doyle, who
is actually a family practice doctor. We could not be happier.
She is wonderful. Warm, great with kids, and really listens. At
Palo Alto we have also seen Dr. Scobel, who is a pediatrician,
and is terrific. I have heard only glowing things about her from
friends whose children are her patients. Her practice is closed
generally, but she accepts newborns. She has lots of experience
and 5 children of her own. I have also had very positive
experiences with Dr.Sanchez. And my friend whose daughters see
him absolutely adores him. When her daughter was ill, after
seeing her in the office, he called her home to check on her.
All the best,
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