I read with interest Dr Jessee's letter regarding parents refusing immunizations for their children.1 I, too, am in my 50s and have been a pediatrician for more than 20 years.
I have never asked a parent to remove a child from my practice for not obeying me. I think that Dr Jessee deludes herself. I think many patients do not listen to our advice about many different issues.
Lahman JE. Delusions. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(1):89. doi: