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Raebies

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I am tired of my doctor brushing me off and (probably) thinking I'm a hypochondriac. She also has a very busy practice and isn't good about following through after the initial visit. Plus, it is HARD to get a same day appointment with her even if I really am very ill. I started the gluten-free diet and I feel worlds better. I want to look for a doctor who is sympathetic to this "self-diagnosis" and is willing to work with me (I.E. prescribe things that are gluten free, etc). Does anyone know of any good doctors in the Gaithersburg, MD area? I would be willing to travel as far as DC if need be (15-20 mi radius) but would prefer a doctor whose practice is closer.

Edit: I just want to make a note, I'm talking about my General Practicioner here. Not a specialist.

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Hi,

I live (normally) in DC, and posted on a similar topic recently.

Someone replied to me that: "There is a celiac clinic at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr Alessio Fassano is the head of that clinic and is well known in the celiac world. There is also a nutritionist named Cheryl Harris in Alexandria who works with celiac patients."

This likely does not answer your request for a Celiac-sympathetic general practitioner. If such a being exists, I would not know!

Celiac disease is relatively new, and from my observations so far, I feel lucky just to know that a physician has even *heard* of it. In my own case, my (DC) doctor diagnosed me based on a similar set of symptoms a relative of his was having. So I guess we have the relative's doctor to thank! And my doctor for paying attention. I don't really think he has much knowledge beyond that, though. Not about nutrition, cross-contamination, etc. I'm just glad I was showing symptoms.

-Plumbago


Diagnosed with Celiac in 2010. Diagnosed with sleep apnea 2018.

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Dr. Daphna Henkin in Olney, MD just recently diagnosed me. I wouldn't say I am 100% happy and there office gave me a very badly skewed message on which supplements I should be taking - but in general, she is very good. I might be going to see a GI soon and if you I will let you know who and how is goes....best of luck!

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