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AmandaM83

I Need A New Doctor...

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good general physician in the twin cities MN area? My current gp doesn't think I've had celiacs very long, whereas my GI and myself feel I've been sick for awhile. My GI referred me to a new doctor but they don't have an appointment open for over 6 months.

Any help would be appreciated, as I feel like I've got some non GI issues I'd like to get resolved but no longer trust my regular doctor!

Amanda

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good general physician in the twin cities MN area? My current gp doesn't think I've had celiacs very long, whereas my GI and myself feel I've been sick for awhile. My GI referred me to a new doctor but they don't have an appointment open for over 6 months.

Any help would be appreciated, as I feel like I've got some non GI issues I'd like to get resolved but no longer trust my regular doctor!

Amanda

Hi Amanda!

Do you have any history of tests or any test results. We can help clarify those for you. Not all Doctors are as informed as we would like.

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Who did your GI refer you to? Did you get on a cancellation list?

I've seen a Rheumatologist - Dr. Gary Baker at the Allina St. Paul clinic. Have not gotten results back yet. He is a connective tissue specialist.

I've also got an appointment with Dr. Chris Foley, an MD/ND in the Shoreview area.

Unfortunately, both book months out. However, I did get in on a cancellation for Dr. Baker.

Hope this is helpful! It's frustrating to even find the right doctor, much less get some healing going!

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I have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Kidney stones, Insulin Resistance, Thyroid Disease (Hypo), Migraines, and Celiac. My GI Dr. just order test to check Magnesium, Zinc, Albumin, and my Vitamin D (we know this was low, trying to see what it is at now). My B12 was also low and I have been supplementing this as well. He also ordered a DEXA scan. My regular physcian refused to do any of the above.

I think I figured out over the weekend that my Insulin Resistence meds are too high now - I'm assuming due to intestinal recovery/body working better. I have been gluten free for just over 6 months. Best I can tell, I have had Celiac since 1994

My GI Dr. referred me to the Penny George Institute - and I think they will be great from a Nutrition perspective and really digging in and helping me get completely on track, but in the meantime I need to see someone for the every day stuff (ie my meds need to be adjusted because I'm healthier now)

Thanks for the replies!

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