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Any Good Doctors From Sydney, Australia?


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#1 ellie_kate

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:43 PM

haha I don't even know if there is anybody on these boards from sydney..im sure there is. But yeh if there is can you please tell me about the doctor you see/saw??
Thanks :)
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:03 AM

haha I don't even know if there is anybody on these boards from sydney..im sure there is. But yeh if there is can you please tell me about the doctor you see/saw??
Thanks :)


Hi I'm just bumping this up. I'm in Sydney and am having a really hard time with doctors at the moment. I feel like I have some celiac symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, flatulence, nausea, depression, sporadic tingling in hands and feet, random unexplained stomach pain and that this could potentially be celiac disease. However I've been to see a number of doctors about my symptoms and have had the blood test done which has always come back negative. Its got to the point where no one will take me seriously and I'm beginning to think that maybe I'm just crazy and should see a psychologist. I'm really not keen to just try the diet and see how I feel before trying more testing as my family most definitely won't take me seriously without a proper diagnosis (they already think I'm a hypochondriac). Sorry for the long ramble but if there is anyone in Sydney that can point in the direction of a knowledgeable GP or celiac specialist I would be so, so, so grateful. Thanks in advance for your help :).
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

haha I don't even know if there is anybody on these boards from sydney..im sure there is. But yeh if there is can you please tell me about the doctor you see/saw??
Thanks :)



Hi I'm just bumping this up. I'm in Sydney and am having a really hard time with doctors at the moment. I feel like I have some celiac symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, flatulence, nausea, depression, sporadic tingling in hands and feet, random unexplained stomach pain and that this could potentially be celiac disease. However I've been to see a number of doctors about my symptoms and have had the blood test done which has always come back negative. Its got to the point where no one will take me seriously and I'm beginning to think that maybe I'm just crazy and should see a psychologist. I'm really not keen to just try the diet and see how I feel before trying more testing as my family most definitely won't take me seriously without a proper diagnosis (they already think I'm a hypochondriac). Sorry for the long ramble but if there is anyone in Sydney that can point in the direction of a knowledgeable GP or celiac specialist I would be so, so, so grateful. Thanks in advance for your help :).


I was looking around the 'net a bit, and found a blog by a gluten-free family in australia...can't figure out exactly where, but they might be able to connect you with others in Oz!

Have you had any luck with groups like Coeliac Australia?

There will be a "gluten-free expo" in Sydney later this year...maybe you could find helpful information through their site.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

Hiya - I'm from Sydney. There is a woman in Balmain who is both a GP and Coeliac researcher - she is meant to be really good. Her name is Dr Carole Hungerford. Good luck I believe her waiting list is quite long.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:19 PM

http://www.carolehun....au/contact.htm
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:34 AM

I've seen her too Beebs and she's very supportive.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:04 AM

Dr Rita Lin Westmead
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:39 PM

I didn't see her ana - a family friend is a doctor who went to medical school with her and she was saying for Gluten she is the best.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

I didn't see her ana - a family friend is a doctor who went to medical school with her and she was saying for Gluten she is the best.


Ah, I missed that. Well she's a great recommendation, worth the wait.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:19 PM

Hi everyone, thanks for the suggestions. I've decided to follow up with Dr Hungerford and hopefully will be able to see her in July. I really appreciate the help :) .
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