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ok so, the general practioner im seeing now is a total moron. she won't listen to me, in fact she tried to send me on my merry way with acid reflux medication rather than refer me to the g.i. anyways fast forward a few months and i find out im allergic to many things, gluten, soy and a variety of veggies. but i dont know what to do now because its been about five months and im so drained and worn out all the time but im feeling better than i was. when i went in for a follow up with my allergist he said he was pleased i was feeling better even though it wasnt 100% and he wouldnt need to see me again even though i expressed my concern about my new life style. last week i went back to this idiot gp and she would only test me for vitamin D and iron. both came back low and she wrote me a prescription for vitamin d and told me to pick up a multi vitamin for the iron... i asked the nurse if it was soy free vitamin D and of course it wasnt. after i told her it has to be soy free, the nurse said she would get with the dr and make sure to get me something soy free... i have yet to hear from them and when i call im sent to voice mail. clearly they are not concerned for my well being and honestly i wonder if just taking a supplement will help me much. shouldnt i have been set up with a nutritionist somewhere along the line? could there be something more serious causing me to have such low iron and vitamin D? i feel like no one is looking and just feels im a hypochondriac. im 25 years old and im going straight to bed when i get home from my full time job, and i wake up so tired and drained. so does anyone know a dr in memphis that will listen to me and help me?

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I just moved from Memphis and if you are willing to go to Collierville there is a nurse practioner that is great named Robert Fortune, FNP. I know he is in Collierville, but don't know his number. If you do not want a nurse practioner and want a doctor try Monika Natarajan in Germantown. She only works, I think, 3 days a week, but she will take time with you and listen. There may be a wait to see her, but that is because she does listen to her patients whole heartdely. Try those two and see what you think. If you need a GYN that would listen try Donald Hamby in Germantown. He is wonderful!! He helped me with my low vitamin D levels.

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Dr. Mary Margaret Hurley in Germantown is awesome. She really takes the time to listen. She will also order just about any test I request without giving me a hard time. She'll also test you for a lot more than just iron and Vitamin D. You do have to wait for her a bit sometimes because she does take the time with you. The other doctor in her group, Dr. Dempsey, is also pretty good. I really like her nurse practitioner also.

As for the G.I., I can't give you a recommendation but I can tell you who to stay away from. Dr. Wooten at Gastro One was horrible. At our first appointment I mentioned that I was eating gluten-free. He still ordered an endo, biopsy, and colonoscopy. At the time I didn't realize not eating gluten would skew my results. When they came back negative, he refused twice to do a follow up appointment with me. By his actions he made it very clear that he just wanted to see me for the money he could bill my insurance and take from my pocket. When I told Dr. Hurley (her office did the referral) she was furious.

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Dr. Mary Margaret Hurley in Germantown is awesome. She really takes the time to listen. She will also order just about any test I request without giving me a hard time. She'll also test you for a lot more than just iron and Vitamin D. You do have to wait for her a bit sometimes because she does take the time with you. The other doctor in her group, Dr. Dempsey, is also pretty good. I really like her nurse practitioner also.

As for the G.I., I can't give you a recommendation but I can tell you who to stay away from. Dr. Wooten at Gastro One was horrible. At our first appointment I mentioned that I was eating gluten-free. He still ordered an endo, biopsy, and colonoscopy. At the time I didn't realize not eating gluten would skew my results. When they came back negative, he refused twice to do a follow up appointment with me. By his actions he made it very clear that he just wanted to see me for the money he could bill my insurance and take from my pocket. When I told Dr. Hurley (her office did the referral) she was furious.

I went to Dr. Wooten too and I agree!! Terrible! He was very short with me and I walked away with an IBS diagnosis and pamphlets explaining it.

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hexon - sorry you had to deal with him too. I'm searching for a good gi with Celiac experience to "have in my back pocket", so to speak. If you know of any good ones, please let me know. Didn't mean to hijack the thread :)

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I wish I would have checked this forum prior. I ended up going gluten-free on the advice of a cousin who is also gluten intolerant, after getting my IBS dx. Good luck with whichever doctor you choose!

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Thanks Lisa. I appreciate the help.

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I just moved from Memphis and if you are willing to go to Collierville there is a nurse practioner that is great named Robert Fortune, FNP. I know he is in Collierville, but don't know his number. If you do not want a nurse practioner and want a doctor try Monika Natarajan in Germantown. She only works, I think, 3 days a week, but she will take time with you and listen. There may be a wait to see her, but that is because she does listen to her patients whole heartdely. Try those two and see what you think. If you need a GYN that would listen try Donald Hamby in Germantown. He is wonderful!! He helped me with my low vitamin D levels.

sorry i completely forgot i posted this!, i actually work in collierville so im out here nearly everyday, i will look into dr. natarajan because im a talker and i ask a ton of questions, im dying to find a dr that wants to listen to me!

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hexon - sorry you had to deal with him too. I'm searching for a good gi with Celiac experience to "have in my back pocket", so to speak. If you know of any good ones, please let me know. Didn't mean to hijack the thread smile.gif

I just saw Dr. Alex Baum at the Gastroenterology Group in Germantown, and he was AWESOME! He has family members with celiac disease, so he really understands and listens. For the first time, I heard a doctor say "Don't get me wrong, I think modern medicine is wonderful, but if there could be a dietary cause lets find that before we just give you a pill." I wanted to cry right there in the office!

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oy, can we put him up for sainthood?

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