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kbtoyssni

New Gp In Minnapolis Needed

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I used to have a fantastic GP who was very knowledgeable about celiac. I changed jobs a few months ago, and now she's on the wrong side of the city, and I can't get up there easily. Does anyone know of a good GP in the downtown Minneapolis or southwest metro areas? I just need a doctor who won't give me the evil eye about my self-diagnosis of celiac and who can put up with and help me through all my strange and vague medical issues.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I'm in the Minneapolis area, and I'm still trying to find someone... can I ask who you went to before and where they were located?


Gluten Free since Jan. 2008

Suffering upper abdominal pain since Spring 2006

November 2007 Had borderline positive Celiac blood tests

December 2007 Had borderline endoscopy results (no damage to villi, but had an increase in Intraepithelial lymphocytes)

January 2008 Became gluten free to see how I did on the diet... did not notice any change (symptoms actually became worse)

March 2008 My Naturopathic Physician began treating my stomach for H. Pylori, and once the eight week treatment was done I felt 50% better

June 2008 Had blood DNA test done, and tested positive for the DQ2 gene

I'm still on the diet while I try to figure things out, because I don't want to risk any other problems in addition to my upper stomach discomfort, but it's frustrating that going gluten free hasn't solved all my problems. If I accidentally eat gluten, I don't feel any different, but I don't know if it's "silently" damaging me.

II Corinthians 3:4

Romans 5:3-5

Romans 8:28;37

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Yup, I used to see Dr Ronda Stellar at Shoreview Medical Clinic. I think she just got married and changed her last name, though.


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Thank you! I appreciate the tip!


Gluten Free since Jan. 2008

Suffering upper abdominal pain since Spring 2006

November 2007 Had borderline positive Celiac blood tests

December 2007 Had borderline endoscopy results (no damage to villi, but had an increase in Intraepithelial lymphocytes)

January 2008 Became gluten free to see how I did on the diet... did not notice any change (symptoms actually became worse)

March 2008 My Naturopathic Physician began treating my stomach for H. Pylori, and once the eight week treatment was done I felt 50% better

June 2008 Had blood DNA test done, and tested positive for the DQ2 gene

I'm still on the diet while I try to figure things out, because I don't want to risk any other problems in addition to my upper stomach discomfort, but it's frustrating that going gluten free hasn't solved all my problems. If I accidentally eat gluten, I don't feel any different, but I don't know if it's "silently" damaging me.

II Corinthians 3:4

Romans 5:3-5

Romans 8:28;37

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Thank you! She's really close to where I live. I'm going to try her. I'll let you know how she is :)


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I'm interested in finding a good medical person in the area too. So please keep us informed if you see any of these doctors. So far I've determined that this board is better than the medical people I've dealt with and I'm a nurse!

I decided if I can't find one close to the Twin Cities area I'm heading to Rochester for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic. I will drive the distance for the care. My health is worth it.


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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Also, I was wondering if anyone knows of any good OBGYN's in the area who are familiar with Celiac's and any potential affects it might have on pregnancy? I am wanting to visit with someone and establish a good relationship before trying to get pregnant, and it would be helpful if they are familiar with the disease in general. Thanks!


Gluten Free since Jan. 2008

Suffering upper abdominal pain since Spring 2006

November 2007 Had borderline positive Celiac blood tests

December 2007 Had borderline endoscopy results (no damage to villi, but had an increase in Intraepithelial lymphocytes)

January 2008 Became gluten free to see how I did on the diet... did not notice any change (symptoms actually became worse)

March 2008 My Naturopathic Physician began treating my stomach for H. Pylori, and once the eight week treatment was done I felt 50% better

June 2008 Had blood DNA test done, and tested positive for the DQ2 gene

I'm still on the diet while I try to figure things out, because I don't want to risk any other problems in addition to my upper stomach discomfort, but it's frustrating that going gluten free hasn't solved all my problems. If I accidentally eat gluten, I don't feel any different, but I don't know if it's "silently" damaging me.

II Corinthians 3:4

Romans 5:3-5

Romans 8:28;37

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I have a couple of suggestions in the Twin Cities. Dr. Karen Krenik is an internal medicine specialist in Edina--not sure of the group. She is very aware of the celiac disease.

I work at Allina Clinic in Champlin--I am an NP in family practice, and have DH, my daughter has celiac (7 yo). I work in Family Practice. We also have a pediatrician at our clinic who has DH--Andrea Spandl. Because 2 of our providers at the clinic are gluten free/celiac/DH, all of our providers are pretty aware of the disease. Dr. Catherine Reed, at Southlake Pediatrics, at Children's west is another pediatrician who has family connection to celiac disease and is especially sensitive.

hope this helps.

Janet Siciliano.


Janet

DH diagnosed 4/2003. gluten free (for the most part) since.

Daughter diagnosed Celiac by biopsy after + endomysial and TTG Antibodies 6/08. (7 yo)

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We have very good indication that both my husband and my son have celiac and we are about to go through the diagnosing process. I would like to start off with a GP that "gets it" as I have heard horror stories about getting the proper diagnosis. We are new to the area and have no idea where to start. I have read through many of the recommendations but they either don't take our insurance or aren't in the right area of town. I am looking in the Eden Praire/Minnetonka/Plymouth area. Recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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