Some pediatricians weigh dismissing patients over vaccinations

02/11/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

A small percentage of pediatricians refuse to treat children if their parents won't permit vaccinations, part of a larger issue of when and how doctors dismiss patients. Pediatrician Dr. Douglas Diekema, former head of AAP's bioethics committee, said most physicians agree to disagree with the parents and treat the child in hopes of continuing the discussion.

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