Wednesday, September 24, 2008

dr issues.

my pediatricans office (spokane valleys young peoples clinic) has been driving me crazy for quite a while now. we had issues when cody has his ear drum surgery and also with some other things and today they wouldn't sign a release form for cody to have juice/water in place of milk at school during hot lunch due to an allergy...long story. i've never been happy with them.
they are really lame and it is now time to find a new one.
does anyone have any suggestions??

7 comments:

DeAnne said...

I take Kate to Pediatric Associates of Spokane. They have an office on the South Hill at Sacred Heart in the doctors bldg. She has mostly seen Becky Jett,who is a PA, I think. I really like her. She also saw Dr. Maxiner the most after she was first born. He is older, but I liked him also. He is in the same office.

CrazyMomof7 said...

I am so sorry. We have been going to VYPC for 8 years now. There are 2 doctors there that we see and I love both of them. Who do you see? I don't have any advice on other peds.
Why does he have to have a note to have water or juice instead of milk?

julie said...

for some reason, the school has a release form that has to be signed. it is the stupidest thing...

CrazyMomof7 said...

I agree that its stupid. A note from you...the parent should be good enough.

Kera said...

My OB sent me a list of pediatricians and highlighted ones she has heard great things about. She even noted which one she takes her kids to...
Let me know if you want the list and #'s !

Hetzlers said...

I don't know if you've made a decision yet, but I love Elizabeth Tomeo. Her office is next to Holy Family and my family has been going to her for 20 years now. She listens to you and takes action without making you feel stupid. She's really good about making you and kids feel comfortable. I went to her until I was 19 and have been taking Corbin there until we moved.

WWJD? said...

Dr. Tomeo was my pediatrician for Spencer and Kaitlin until we moved. I really liked her a lot because she never rushed and was engaging with the kids. She also was very good about explaining things and listening to my concerns.

The reason for the Dr.'s note to substitute juice or water for milk is b/c the school lunch program is a federal USDA program so there are hoops the school has to jump through to be compliant with their regulations (and continue to get federal program $$$ - they get something like .35 for each breakfast and .60 for each lunch served). They're required to serve milk as a meal component under the guidelines unless there's a documented medical reason not to.

Nothing like involving the federal government to make a simple thing complicated!