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If anyone knows of a good GI doctor in Albuquerque, NM? There are no support groups here either. The pediatrician has been willing to read a book to help them understand it better but I still cant find a good GI for the kids and me. I am fortunate that the OB has a nurse with celiac disease.

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If anyone knows of a good GI doctor in Albuquerque, NM? There are no support groups here either. The pediatrician has been willing to read a book to help them understand it better but I still cant find a good GI for the kids and me. I am fortunate that the OB has a nurse with celiac disease.

Hi there !

My son saw Lucy McLoughlin at UNM, but I didn't find her particularly helpful. Dr. Fahl (also at UNM) is really nice, maybe you could give him a shot ? My only caveat is it'll probably take a couple months for your kiddos to be seen.


Ryan 10/13/03 - milk allergy diagnosed at five months after receiving first bottle of milk-based formula, reacted instantly with facial hives/swelling...later diagnosed with egg, cat, dog allergies as well. Also allergic to soy despite allergist denying. Recurrent diarrhea/chronic soft stools undiagnosed until 9/19/06 - GI doctor said recurrent diarrhea not a problem. Tested through EnteroLabs:

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 15 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 10 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 352 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0503

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

Acute/Chronic Colitis Stool Test

Fecal lactoferrin Negative (Normal - Negative)

Aiden - 7/29/06 No known allergies thus far, but will be raised on gluten-free/CF/soy-free diet since both DH and I carry GS gene.

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If anyone knows of a good GI doctor in Albuquerque, NM? There are no support groups here either. The pediatrician has been willing to read a book to help them understand it better but I still cant find a good GI for the kids and me. I am fortunate that the OB has a nurse with celiac disease.

There are support groups here in Albq. Just type Celiac Support Groups in

Albq. in your browser to get a list. I don't belong to a group yet. I've just been

dx with gluten sensitivity and am still trying to started on the GFD.

As for a GI-well I haven't found one yet that seems to know much about

Celiac Disease. The last one I saw told me flat out that if I don't have chronic

D I don't I'm not gluten sensitve. <_<

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There are support groups here in Albq. Just type Celiac Support Groups in

Albq. in your browser to get a list. I don't belong to a group yet. I've just been

dx with gluten sensitivity and am still trying to started on the GFD.

As for a GI-well I haven't found one yet that seems to know much about

Celiac Disease. The last one I saw told me flat out that if I don't have chronic

D I don't I'm not gluten sensitve. <_<

Who was that, if you don't mind my asking ?? I can tell you that my symptom is chronic constipation (which is less common, but not unheard of), and I know that if I eat glutens I feel TERRIBLE - and I've only been gluten-free for a couple weeks.


Ryan 10/13/03 - milk allergy diagnosed at five months after receiving first bottle of milk-based formula, reacted instantly with facial hives/swelling...later diagnosed with egg, cat, dog allergies as well. Also allergic to soy despite allergist denying. Recurrent diarrhea/chronic soft stools undiagnosed until 9/19/06 - GI doctor said recurrent diarrhea not a problem. Tested through EnteroLabs:

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 15 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 10 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 352 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0503

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

Acute/Chronic Colitis Stool Test

Fecal lactoferrin Negative (Normal - Negative)

Aiden - 7/29/06 No known allergies thus far, but will be raised on gluten-free/CF/soy-free diet since both DH and I carry GS gene.

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My baby at age one nearly died from starvation (he was eating almost too much) but a doctor at UNM, after recognizing he had gained 4 lbs in one month after going gluten free by the request of the pediatrician, refuse to do a biopsy. The pediatrician wrote him up as beign gluten intolerant. Now we have a chance to see a different doctor. I have such good pediatricians. If I get good results Ill let you know.

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My baby at age one nearly died from starvation (he was eating almost too much) but a doctor at UNM, after recognizing he had gained 4 lbs in one month after going gluten free by the request of the pediatrician, refuse to do a biopsy. The pediatrician wrote him up as beign gluten intolerant. Now we have a chance to see a different doctor. I have such good pediatricians. If I get good results Ill let you know.

Good ! Please do.

Our pediatrician is Dr. Koil (NM Pediatrics/After Hours Pediatrics) - we just love him to death. :)

Also, I'd be curious to find out which doc you had the problem with at UNM, if you don't mind.


Ryan 10/13/03 - milk allergy diagnosed at five months after receiving first bottle of milk-based formula, reacted instantly with facial hives/swelling...later diagnosed with egg, cat, dog allergies as well. Also allergic to soy despite allergist denying. Recurrent diarrhea/chronic soft stools undiagnosed until 9/19/06 - GI doctor said recurrent diarrhea not a problem. Tested through EnteroLabs:

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 15 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 10 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 352 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0503

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

Acute/Chronic Colitis Stool Test

Fecal lactoferrin Negative (Normal - Negative)

Aiden - 7/29/06 No known allergies thus far, but will be raised on gluten-free/CF/soy-free diet since both DH and I carry GS gene.

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Who was that, if you don't mind my asking ?? I can tell you that my symptom is chronic constipation (which is less common, but not unheard of), and I know that if I eat glutens I feel TERRIBLE - and I've only been gluten-free for a couple weeks.

It was a Dr. Klien. My pcp refered me to him for evaluation--

she thinks I should have a colonoscopsy (sp).

He walked into the room with the referal, my medical records

and a new patient quiz I filled out and said " Why are you here? HUH?

I explained my symptoms etc. Thats when he told me I could'nt be

GS. I corrected him on that point. Then to top it all off he asked me

"Well, what do you expect us to do for you?"

I told him "Nothing, I'll just do the GFD for now and consult with my pcp.

I've been gluten-free for about a month now with some improvement in symptoms.

There's a lot to learn about this new lifrstyle.

Mary

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It was a Dr. Klien. My pcp refered me to him for evaluation--

she thinks I should have a colonoscopsy (sp).

He walked into the room with the referal, my medical records

and a new patient quiz I filled out and said " Why are you here? HUH?

I explained my symptoms etc. Thats when he told me I could'nt be

GS. I corrected him on that point. Then to top it all off he asked me

"Well, what do you expect us to do for you?"

I told him "Nothing, I'll just do the GFD for now and consult with my pcp.

I've been gluten-free for about a month now with some improvement in symptoms.

There's a lot to learn about this new lifrstyle.

Mary

What an ass !! :angry: I work for UNM and it looks like he was probably a resident. There's no Klein listed as an attending - not that that's an excuse for him treating you badly. God it probably took you forever to get the appointment too - and then to be treated like that....that's just pathetic.

I hope you have a supportive PCP. DH and I go see Dr. Jacobi over at Southwest Medical. We haven't had the opportunity to tell him about us doing the GFD yet because we haven't had to see him since we figured out we're GS a couple weeks ago. DH has been able to quit taking Zantac and is hoping to come off his blood pressure & cholesterol medications - and I know that'll make Dr. Jacobi happy. I think he'll be supportive, he's a nice guy. :)


Ryan 10/13/03 - milk allergy diagnosed at five months after receiving first bottle of milk-based formula, reacted instantly with facial hives/swelling...later diagnosed with egg, cat, dog allergies as well. Also allergic to soy despite allergist denying. Recurrent diarrhea/chronic soft stools undiagnosed until 9/19/06 - GI doctor said recurrent diarrhea not a problem. Tested through EnteroLabs:

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 15 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 10 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 352 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0503

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

Acute/Chronic Colitis Stool Test

Fecal lactoferrin Negative (Normal - Negative)

Aiden - 7/29/06 No known allergies thus far, but will be raised on gluten-free/CF/soy-free diet since both DH and I carry GS gene.

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