I go to Between the Bridges In Mankato, Mn. Dr. Kotulski came highly recommended as one knowledgeable of how to use supplements. He was recommended to me by my chiropractor who called around and found He is trained in Osteopathic medicine and Functional Medicine Dr. kotulski was associated with the Mayo Clinic for 32 years before opening Between the Bridges. Functional medicine looks for roots of illness rather than just treating symptoms. A couple of years back Dr. Kotulski helped to solve my son's problems with parasites and damaged villi. This seemed shockingly similar to the damage I had sustained from celiac.
I didn't want to use a male doctor myself, so when I heard there was a nurse practitioner using Functional Medicine techniques practicing there, I went. I knew that Dr. Kotulski would help her if she needed it.
I first went to the clinic myself five months back. I have been there 3 times. I had a nutrient test done elsewhere in November which I could not grasp the meaning of. Lisa, the nurse explained to me the significance of these test results. They backed the nutrition program I was on, with a couple of key supplements added. In spite of a great diet and supplements, my vitamin A and B levels were seriously low and many other nutrients were borderline. I tripped markers for mal-absorption. Dr. Kotulski told the nurse that on the November day of my test that I had nothing to make cortisol with.
I just had a repeat nutrient test in order to discover that my all my nutrient levels (but one) had come up to normal or better. Vitamin B levels came way up to slightly high levels!
I am happy with Lisa, the nurse. She carefully, answers each of my questions. The treatment seems to really help. I highly recommend this clinic.
Just to be clear this is not a "GI" doctor. I thought you may be willing to consider it. Whatever, you decide, best wishes for your total well being. If you have any questions about Between the Bridges or the practitioners there, feel free to ask.