(Closed) I am thinking of divorcing my pediatrician. Advice??

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I think so. there obviously is no respect for the patients.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I’d definitely find a new Dr. That’s why I switched from a pediatric office when my kids were little. Too much waiting and no return phone calls.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You might want to look into taking your son to a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist.

Keep the other kids with the main pediatrician and verify he will be the one seeing them at appointments before you set up appointments with the office.  Obviously an emregency appointment is going to be a bit difficult but you could always follow up with the pediatrician you like a week or two later if you think it’s necessary.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

They don’t give antibiotics for viruses as they have to run their course…usually a week to ten days. Is everything always coming back viral for him?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree with @ItWasntMe: . There really isn’t anything they can do to treat a virus, but they should give him something to alleviate the symptoms. That’s really all they can do about a virus. His immune system needs to take care of it, and it sounds like it’s getting some exercise.

My mother told me that I was sick every few weeks from age 4-5.  It was extremely stressful and frustrating for her, but there wasn’t much anyone could do about it.  Eventually, my body figured it out.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would get a second opinion. That being said, I had a horrible sinus infection that lasted about half a year once. It was awful. It can happen unfortunately.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Then I have to agree with PPs about it being a virus and having to run it’s course.  The only other option is to get a second opinion.  I stayed pretty sick from the time I was born until I started kindergarten.  It was very frustrating for my mom, not to mention expensive.  But now that I’m an adult I rarely get sick so I figure I built up all of my immunity early on.  Why won’t they consider a nebulizer without medication to at least make it easier for him to breathe?  Have you tried using a humidifier pretty much constantly in whatever room he’s in?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am so sorry, your poor little one 🙁

There’s nothing wrong with going to check out another pediatrician (or 2 of 3) to find someone you really like and who gives you the kind of treatment you like. Try reading reviews online, that’s how I found my general physician- I searched for doctor’s who take my insurance, who were currently accepting patients, and who were close by and then I googled their names and I LOVE my doctor.

Do what’s right for you and your little one!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would definetly switch! This happened to me as an adult and I never went back to that practice, if it was my kid I would have had plenty of choice words and would be finding a new practice. Hope you LO feels better.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrskisstobe:  

I have no advice wrt dumping your doctor but I feel so sorry for your LO…

Have you perhaps tried any home remedies? My mom and I swear by the healing powers of camphor. My mom used to use it on me as a kid and I still use it today as an adult when I get all stuffy. It really helps alleviate the congestion 🙂 

Hope he gets better soon… x

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