I wanted to share a list of doctors for parents of son's with foreskin that way you can avoid bad advice, wrong advice, and misdiagnosis.
This list is from parents of son's with foreskin so they know which one's are good
If you are a parent with a son who has a foreskin and you have a doctor that you would like to add please remember the only doctors to add to this list is doctors who leave the foreskin alone, treat issues with foreskin with antibiotics, or yeast cream. Please add it below
Dr. Jason Vargas
5310 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, Arizona, 85306
Dr. Hastings, Family Practice
320 E Duece of Clubs
Show Low, AZ 85901
928 537 4347
He's also non-vax friendly
Dr. Philip Gleason
A. 1432 South Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
B. 5757 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
C. 4614 East Shea Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85028
D. 350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
E. 240 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Dr. Lauren Feder in Los Angeles, CA drfeder.com
Paul Fleiss, MD
1824 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 664-1977
Fax: (323) 664-0870
Dr. Luis Lomeli
A. 527 North Palm Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762
B. 658 West Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91762
Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143-0110
To the Editor.
As a pediatrician, I am dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of my patients, and I do so without regard to race, financial status, or gender. Thus, I am concerned about the apparent disparity in the opinions of the AAP regarding the circumcision of males and females.
In July 1998, the AAP Committee on Bioethics issued a statement condemning the mutilation of female genitalia.1 Although female genital mutilation (FGM) exists in many horrendous variations, that statement clearly included within its definition of FGM "excision of the skin surrounding the clitoris" [paragraph 6]. In that report the Committee also clearly stated that pediatricians should "decline performing all medically unnecessary procedures to alter female genitalia" [paragraph 4]. Furthermore, under the heading "Cultural and Ethical Issues" the Committee stated that the parents' cultural, societal, and religious beliefs do not give them the right to consent to a medically unnecessary procedure for their child.
Therefore, I was dismayed to read that in March 1999 the AAP Task Force on Circumcision failed to afford the same protection to our male patients.2 This report stated that male circumcision "is not essential to the child's well-being"http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...rmal/mdash.gifin other words, it is not medically necessary. However, the Task Force stated that "it is legitimate for parents to take into account cultural, religious, and ethnic traditions ... when making this decision." This is something with which I strongly disagree. Just as no surgeon would perform a medically unnecessary appendectomy just because the parents desire one for their child, so should we, as the protectors of children, refuse to perform unnecessary mutilating procedures on our patients simply because of their parents' desires. Remember, we are not "religious" or "cultural" or "ethnic" practitioners. We are physicians who should practice medicine, not rituals.
Therefore, I hope that my fellow pediatricians will join me in declining to perform medically unnecessary procedures to alter either male or female genitalia, and I ask the AAP to reconvene the Committee on Bioethics to review the policy statement of the Task Force on Circumcision.
Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143-0110
1134 Murrieta Blvd
Bayside Medical Group Inc
Livermore, CA 94550
Also has offices in Tracy.
This doctor is very knowledgable about intact foreskins, told me that there is no reason to ever retract, and that my boys should be retractable sometime between now and when they become sexally active. He is also very breastfeeding-friendly, and respectful of other decisions, such as deciding not to vax, though they are not his preference.
The only disappointment we have with him is that he does perform circumcisions, but he does not push parents either way- just accepts what they want.
UC Davis Medical Group
7551 Madison Avenue
Citrus Heights, CA (Sacramento)
Don't know if she's explicitly ANTI-circ, but most UC Davis docs seem pretty clued in. She did ask us if we were planning circ, but when we said no she explained about not retracting, washing like a finger, etc. So she at least knows what she's doing and doesn't offer up scare tactics or try to talk us into it. She's also bf friendly & willing to do selective/delayed vax and probably even no vax.
Dr. John Oberholtzer
"Our pediatrician is Dr. John Oberholtzer - we live in Davis, CA. The phone number for pediatrics at Sutter Davis is 530-750-5959. Anyway, he's fantastic! Not only are his views inline with mine on circ, he is also very helpful when discussing anything and seems to share the same opinions as I do about a ton of parenting and health issues. My son has Sensory Integration Disorder (and quite possibly Aspergers or PDD-NOS) and he has been very helpful in getting us the referrals that we need to get him diagnosed and get the services he needs (and getting them covered by our insurance too!)"
Dr Rudy T. Schmiedt
Evergreen Pediatrics See map
30960 Stagecoach blvd #W120
Evergreen , Colorado 80439
26719 Pleasant Park RD #120
Conifer, Colorado 80433
(303) 816-6387 (FAX)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
Dr. Gabrielle Knaus- Frenette
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
wonderful homeopath/family physician...accepts non vax kids/adults...
Josef Kleine, MD
Heather Whitworth, MD
Winter Haven, FL
Dr. Kleine is intact and very pro-foreskin. They also have no issue that I choose not to vax.
Juan Reyes, M.D.,FAAP
Pediatric Associates, PEMBROKE PINES OFFICE
The Professional Centre at Pembroke Lakes Mall
400 N. Hiatus Rd, Suite 105
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Phone: (954) 431-8000
Fax: (954) 436-0449
ALBERTO KRIGER, M.D., FAAP
JUAN REYES, M.D., FAAP
LUZ PAGES, M.D., FAAP
ANN-MARGARET VILLAR, D.O., FAAP
GAIL KELLY, M.D.
HILA GILBERD, PA-C
ANGELA MESA-TAYLOR, PA-C
I wouldn’t really say he is “foreskin friendly” but he know’s better NOT to retract. I have had no problems with him.
Dr. Vaishali Kute
3155 North Point Parkway,
Building D, Suite 200
Alpharetta GA 30005
Welcome to Our Practice
The amazing and wonderful Dr. Vaishali Kute is anti-circumcision.
F.E. Patrick, MD
PediatricCare, 15th & Gage, Topeka
Welcome to Stormont-Vail HealthCare
He compliments me or makes some sort of anti-circ remark nearly every time he sees my intact boys. He is a wonderful, sweet, caring man. I <3 him
Dr. William Parker
He doesn't retract, and when we thought our LO might have a UTI, he never said anything about the fact that he was uncircumcised possibly being a cause. Another plus is that he is very crunchy himself -- he and his wife have 8 children who were all breastfed until age 2 or beyond, many were tandem-nursed, and they teach NFP classes together.
Dr Lampert...Seacoast Ped
When I told him we were NOT mutilating my perfect child he literally jumped up and down!!
He suggested co-sleeping to me, was VERY supportive of BF (from the beginning and well after my son was 1) and has been patient with my delayed vax (although he is not crazy about the idea)
Dr. Amina Watson
6409 Crain Hwy.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 (Prince George's County, not far from the Beltway)
She never pressured us or anything when we didn't circ our son. At a couple of checkups she lifted his penis to look under it and checked his testicles, but most of the time, she just undid the diaper and took a quick look without touching anything. Never ever retracted DS at all or told us to or said that he should be retractable. We saw her from the time he was born until he was about 18 months (until we moved). Granted, we never had any problems, so we never got to see what her approach to those would be, but she clearly knew to leave the intact penis alone.
Dr. Robert Van Howe
Peninsula Medical Center
1414 W. Fair Avenue, Suite 226
Marquette, MI 49855
1545 - 68th st se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Dr.s Stutzman and Mogle are Foreskin Knowledgable and very AP friendly. Have not seen the other doctors. Note: This office no longer accepts Medicaid.
Janelle Stutzman, MD
Dennis Mogle, MD
MMPC Pediatrics, Grand Rapids
1545 68th St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
There are other physicians in this practice, but I do not know that they are foreskin friendly. This practice is very AP friendly in general. They "require" vaccines, but do allow selective and delayed vax.
They have evening, Saturday and Sunday hours as well.
Dr. Mogle told me, and I quote, "Don't worry about the foreskin till at least 8 or 9 years old." He also thanked me for leaving my son intact.
The doctors do not perform circumcisions. Dr. Stutzman said she has only referred out for a circ one time, ever, and that was for a child with severe problems. (She didn't elaborate.)
Jeffery Striebel, DO
4851 E. Pickard St.
Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
I lucked out finding a family doctor that's so great! He is supportive of not vaxing too!
Funny story of my first visit: My sister recommended him and she had her son circ'd so I assumed that his practice might not know about care for the intact penis, and I didn't want my son retracted. Before he came in, I told his nurse that my ds was intact and that his foreskin was not to be retracted. When Dr. Striebel came in he asked why I didn't want him retracted and who had told me not to do it, blah blah. Then he asked me who did his circumcision, I said nobody, he's intact. Then he said, "Oh, good, then we don't need to worry about it. Nothing needs to be done." I said, "Yeah, I know." He thought that ds had a "botched" circumcision, and that some extra care would be needed for that area to heal properly. I wonder what his nurse told him. I could totally see the relief on his face when I said my ds wasn't circ'd. That made me really happy.
South Lake Pediatrics - Eden Prairie
Kathryn H Schaefer MD
South Lake Pediatrics -- Home
Dr. Katherine Hackett
Ridgeview Medical Center
500 S. Maple Street
Waconia MN 55387
(952) 442-2191 | 1-800-967-4620
A real rarity in non-metro Minnesota, she actually has an intact son herself - he is now in his 20's so she was really ahead of her time. Quite anti-circ, and really appreciates when parents of her patients make an informed choice. Takes her time during each appointment. Is pretty pro-vax, but very open to delayed scheduling (not sure how she would react to non-vaxing or selective schedule).
6526 Lansdowne Ave
Saint Louis , MO 63109 Map
Southwest Pediatrics, Inc
Lionel Tapia-Childrens Clinic
He has 2 sons with foreskin and hasn't tried to retract
Wendy Huang, M.D., MPH, DABMA
Holistic Medicine and Acupuncture
certified by the American Board of Pediatrics
certified by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture
9 Professional Circle, Suite 212
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Hours: M 9-12, 3-5; T 2:30-5; Th 3-6; F 9-12; Sa 9-12
Wendy Huang, M.D.: Home
Wonderful pedi and family doctor that has cared for my family for two years. Funny, kind and so smart. She had me list her with NOCIRC as a foreskin-friendly pedi.
Dr. Kathy Benjamin
1801 Black River Blvd
Dr. Lori Semel, J. MD -
559 Gramatan Ave, #203,
Mt Vernon, NY 10552
Dr. Marta Szoke
25 Cottage St.
Very vocal about her anti-circumcision stance, also pro-breastfeeding. Gives out pro-intact literature and research to all expecting parents, very good at explaining care of the intact penis and making sure parents understand how to care for it.
Cynthia Young, MD (I'm a Family Physician, not a Pediatrician, but I do see kids of all ages)
Cary Healthcare Associates
222 Ashville Avenue, Suite 10
Cary NC 27518
Cary Healthcare Associates - Cary, N.C.- Family Practice Clinic
Both my sons are intact, so I'm very familiar with care of the healthy penis!
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Kevin Dickerson (Riverside Pediatric Associates) Doesn't Retract
Riverside Pediatric Associates
Dayton, Dr. Mickey Denen
6611 Clyo Rd
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Dayton, OH 45459
This doctor does not retract and understands the harms of retraction.
Dr Victor Wilson
700 Wall Street
405 360 7337
Not only educated but prefers intact...and he is no vax accepting. I won't say friendly, since he still asks every visit how I'm feeling about it, but no scare tactics, and only asks nicely the one time.
Dr. Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan
900 Northeast 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
James Hermes, ND
Beaverton Naturopathic Medicine
4085 SW 109th Ave., Suite 200
Beaverton, OR. 97005
Dr. James K. Lace
Childhood Health Associates of Salem
891 23rd Street NE
Salem, OR, 97301
Joseph Gilhooly, MD
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503 494-8122
Fax: 503 494-7104
Dr McFadden (family doctor)
Blue Bell Family Practice, Blue Bell PA
Dr Anna Suray
First Steps Pediatrics
Three Robinson Plaza
Route 60 & Park Manor Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Dr Anna Suray is the best ped! I went through 2 other docs before I found her by accident when I moved back to Pittsburgh from WA.
I haven't met any of the other docs but she is at that office on Wednesdays and Thursdays and also her other office in W Virginia the rest of the week which isn't too far.
I don't know about her specific knowledge on the intact penis but she is certainly happy to follow my wishes and is pleasant about it!
She is also fine with me not vaxxing my kids and when I told her I would rather work with more natural ways to treat problems that may arise she thought it would be great for her to expand her knowledge in that area as well. Because of that I totally trust her when or if the time comes for us to have to use a different approach because she really talks to me about my options and is not pushy at all. I just love her!
Steiner Medical & Therapeutic Center -
1220 Valley Forge Road, Bldg. 35/36
Phoenixville, PA 19460 -
Phone: (610) 933-1688
Dr. Jean Flood - Pro Breastfeeding, Pro Foreskin, pro selective vax, Pro homeopathic meds.
Dr Flood also has two intact boys of her own!
Super, Duper crunchy practice. Love Them!
Editied to add - I now avoid appointments with Dr. Corpus. She recently (in the last year) received her medical lic. and got very, very upset with me when I asked for traditional medicine over the (expensive) homeopathics she prescribed for my son. (he ws hospitalized for RSV and pneumonia in December and I felt more comfortable taking a more aggressive approach with any illness that affects his breathing) The rx for amoxicillin she gave me was for the maximum recommended adult dose. It was a simple error on her part, and luckily the pharmacist noticed it the second I handed him the slip, but I will not see her again and do not recommend seeing her to anyone!
Dr. Mario Ramirez Carmoega
Torre Auxilio Mutuo Suite 815
Ave. Ponce De Leon #735
Hato Rey, Page Ranking 00917
This doctor is anti-circ. He talks all his parents out of circ during prenatal interviews if they decide to circ he tells them that he can NOT be their doctor. He also give new parents a paper with the proper care and the development of the intact boy. He also happens to be a lactation consultant and promotes natural birth.
This doctor refuses circumcising and understands the development of the foreskin in great depth. He also educates other doctors about the normal development of the intact boy.
Dr. Krenie Stowe
Maternal and Family Clinic
27854 I-45 North across from The Woodlands Mall
Foreskin friendly AND a WONDERFUL OVERALL PED!
Dr. David Jimenez (neurosurgeon)
San Antonio, TX
Dr. Alexander Injac
4101 Greenbriar St
Texas Children's Pediatric Medical Group
Houston, TX 77098
When I interviewed him about being our ped, I didn't know if I was having a boy or a girl. I wanted to ask him some questions (to see if he knew about not retracting the foreskin etc) so I started by saying "if this is a boy, we don't want to circumcise him." He said "that's a lucky boy."
He is also foreign born, from Eastern Europe. Which is probably one of the reasons he's not circ happy like a lot of peds in Texas.
Leslie McQuiston, M.D. Pediatric Urology
LocationsFTW Downtown Pediatric
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 550
Fort Worth Tx 76104 (817) 784-8268
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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.
Board certified Pediatrician
9100 Lakeview Parkway
Rockwall, TX 75087
FAAP Address: PO Box 1988
Rockwall, TX 75087-2088
"Unfortunately, while more and more parents are coming to understand that circumcision isn't a necessary medical procedure, many are unaware of what to do with their child's uncircumcised penis. And it does seem that one of the biggest problems that leads to children needing a circumcision later in life is improper care of their uncircumcised penis, with this improper care usually involves a parent being told to retract their child's foreskin before it is ready to be retracted. The best advice that a parent can follow is to simply 'leave it alone' and let a child retract and wash his penis once he discovers that it is retractable."
Dr. Alfredo Santesteban, MD
A. 2755 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76105
B. 1525 South Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76010
C. 1604 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, TX 76022
D. 6421 Mccart Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76133
E. 2528 Jacksboro Highway
Fort Worth, TX 76114
He refuses to circumcise. I wish I had him when my first was born. He is the only one in my area that I know of that won't circumcise. But he is very pro-vax.
Dr. Jeffrey Nekoba
703 440 0107
I'm in Northern VA with a very intact friendly dr, he is family practice & has never retracted any of my boys & knows not to. He also has told me there is no reason to circ, we have many other options for phimosis or anything that could come up, although nothing has.
DR. ROXANNE ALLEGRETTI
Fredericksburg, Va., 22401 or e-mail at
Dr. Gayle Smith of Partners in Pediatrics, Richmond, VA.
In the 2 years we've been going to her, she's never once bothered DS's penis or offered any incorrect advice.
Dr. Elizabeth Mumper
Dr. Kyle Van Dyke (pediatricians, DAN Dr's)
Dr Anna Suray
Landmark Professional Center
3045 Pennsylvania Avenue
Level One, Suite 3
Weirton, WV 26062
See Pennsylvania entry for parent personal statements.
Kirkland, WA-Donna Zimburean, ARNP.
(425) 814-5174. They are across the street from Evergreen Hospital.
Wonderful ped, also happens to be completely ok with delayed vaxing (dunno about non-vaxing since we are still vaxing, just selectively and very delayed), and is definately anti circ. Another doc there, Dr. Woo, has also been good with my ds and although I dont know if she is anti circ, she knows how to take care of an intact penis and does not retract.
I would however, be cautious seeing an outside doc there for a penis related issue or with a newborn-some visiting doc tried to retract my son about a year ago.
Dr. Lorette Kassis