By far the worst pediatrician I have ever encountered. He is very paternalistic, so if you have any questions, he poo-poos you like you are the biggest dummy on the planet. He's one of those old school "god-complex" doctors who thinks that he knows all. Granted, he's been in the business for a really long time, but perhaps it's time to retire.
To quote him, "If you have a homebirth, you're going to kill your baby." What responsible doctor says that to a pregnant mother??? Does he not read the evidence that says that homebirth is SAFER than hospital birth, and it's continually proven to be safer?
And don't bother even bringing up a question about vaccines - he will pretty much make you feel like the worst parent in the world if you even sniff at a question, even if you agree with him. He's just got NO bedside manner, is very gruff, "my way or the highway."
He sees no validity in proven evidence-based research, because the way he's been doing it all along is best. That's NOT the kind of ped that you want!
I'm also very leery of doctors who are so quick to prescribe meds when they don't even ask too much about symptoms. Ear hurts? Oh, here's the antibiotic. Never mind that it might be regular old teething! It's almost like he shows up for work and hates it, and takes it out on his patients.
Go with Miki Hayes at Fir Creek Pediatrics in UP. She actually keeps on on the literature and will listen to you.
I have been through MANY peds, and this one if BY FAR the worst one I've ever encountered.