Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Pediatrician (Mr. Rogers wannabe)

I took Matthew to his new pediatrician on Monday. We are changing practices b/c his other ped is retiring and I am not impressed with the remaining doctors in the group. This new ped used to work at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (John's Hopkins) so he has experience working with children with autism. Of course, he is anti- all the bio-med treatments we are doing (GFCF diet, vitamin/mineral supplements, anti-fungals, and now transdermal chelation), but we only need him in case Matthew gets sick between his annual "well-child" visits...and they have weekend office hours! I had to attach this pic of Mr Rogers (remember his TV show?) b/c the new ped looks a lot like him and was even wearing the red sweater (with a teddy bear tie)...and it was 90 degrees outside!

9 comments:

Angoraknitter said...

No way...my kids love Mr. Rogers! Well if you come across docs you could recommend please pm their contact info. I'm so nervous about how we'll transition next year. Up till now we haven't had any choice really when it comes to our Ped...because there are only two here. Usually, you're lucky to get one of them for the kids.

rhemashope said...

I love Mr. Rogers! (and he's a fellow college alum). Hopefully this look-alike new dr. is just as kind.

M. Christensen said...

That is awesome! I needed a laugh today and I can just picture you trying to keep from laughing as you made the comparison.

oboerista said...

There better not be a physician's assistant named Sara Saturday. If so, I'd jump on that magic trolley and get out of there in a hurry! ;)

J said...

LOL..hilarious!

Kathy Mankin said...

Cyndi,

I can picture him with the red sweater but the teddy bear bow tie?
Great group. We've been with them for 9 years and have never looked elsewhere.

M. said...

Thanks for the laugh!

Julee said...

Hi Cyndi,

Can you email me at: huyones@gmail.com? I try to reply to your comments, but it doesn't let me.

Thanks!

Julee

PS. Ditto on the only going to the ped if you happen to get sick! Gone are the days when you hang on his every word! :)

Laura said...

Hi Cyndi! Matthew is indeed cute!
I, too, love Mr. Rogers, and we haven't seen our son's "regular" pediatrician in 2 years. His dad took him last time when Hutton had an ear ache. As soon as they got home, I threw the prescription antibiotics in the trash and used some garlic/mullein oil drops instead. Things have definitely changed since Hutton's first few years, when I thought his ped. hung the moon! And he doesn't look like Mr. Rogers, but I think he probably has a teddy bear necktie.