The era of “doctor knows best” has been over for many years. In its place we have a partnership between us as the doctor and you and your family as the patients. Our goal is to give you enough information so that you can make the best decision for yourself and your family.
Implicit in this belief is that there is not one “right” decision. You and we might disagree about the best choice in a given situation. However, as long as you have the necessary facts and understand the implications of your decision, then your decision is the “right” one for you.
Part of this decision-making process is sharing information both ways. Not only do we want to tell you what we think are the most important aspects of the decision, but we also want to hear your thinking as you process the decision. You might have a perspective we have never encountered before. Or you might have incorrect information that we can try to correct. In the end, though, the final decision is yours.
We can only give you the information you need to understand the different vaccinations that are available in the United States today. Then you, with the help of your own physicians, can make the best decisions regarding vaccines for yourself and your family. We hope you find this information useful. I’ve enjoyed sharing our thoughts with you.