Doctors refusing service
View Single Post
December 31st, 2011, 03:47 PM
Keepin' it real!
Join Date: May 2009
Originally Posted by
But it does to those of us who are rural and don't have any other options. We would still have the ER of course, but they don't do well visits. And they get mad if you bring in a child who isn't *that* sick.
Yes I would take my child to a Doctor who doesn't agree with my choice to not vaccinate, yes I would listen to their lecture on how horrible a parent I was for not vaccinating. If it means my child gets to see a Doctor then I would put up with all that. My child's health comes before my comfort.
I just want my children to get the care they need and deserve and have a right to. I don't care if the Doctor doesn't like me or think I'm a horrible parent or pity's my kids. I've been to Doctors who felt that way and made it known. I don't care as long as my kids get the care.
Kids who are going to WELL visits do not generally get excluded just because of living in a rural area by the doctor. That's a parent's choice to not use a doctor due to location. There are many, MANY doctors in the US and even I know that may parents drive HOURS for good care when they don't have any close to them. Emergencies and well visits are apples and oranges.
My BFF's child has a few health issues and for his well visits (which are once per week) she drives from C/S, CO to Denver which is about 1 1/2 hrs away from her. Is it worth it to her? Yes, is it FUN for her? no way. She hates driving up there but it's a necessary evil for the care she requires for this child
. She wouldn't pick anyone else close to her because she didn't feel that they provided what her child needed even though they were fine doctors. And if YOU personally are getting a doctor's attitude, only YOU can choose someone else.
You plan well visits. As far as sick visits, again if your child is that sick, make the trip. I know I would and most everyone else I know would as well. Sure, it's inconvenient, but if you feel your child needs care, you get it.
If your child is super horribly sick, then the ER or after hours (if avail in the hospital) can help.
Mind you, this is only provided you have insurance. Obviously if someone simply cannot afford healthcare, I can't offer any options for them.
Mom to many
2nd time surrogate & pregnant
Last edited by GSLynn; December 31st, 2011 at
View Public Profile
Find all posts by GSLynn