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My Gi Doc Is Amazing!

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I am in Toledo, OH and my GI doc is amazing! Dr. Reddy at the Toledo Clinic. The first time I went to her, she order blood work and within a week I had the results and a positive diagnosis! Not months or years of misdiagnosis. One visit! I am feeling much better and getting healthier every day! I had an endoscopy after the blood test where she did a biopsy of my small intestine which confirmed the diagnosis. I went back to her today and she is ordering more tests. Bone density and vitamin and mineral levels (as they tend to run low in celiac patients). I am back to losing weight again and I am doing well! Love her!

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Great to hear that you are feeling better and have a really good doctor. They can be hard to find. Thanks for letting folks who live near you how well things have gone.

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I'm in Toledo too! After many trips to my PCP with a laundry list of symptoms, he gave me a RX for anxiety med and ordered an ultrasound for the stabbing pain in my belly. It came back "fine" and he told me to eat Tums.

I continued to get sicker and was losing weight, not able to eat. He ordered a CT scan and found enlarged lymph nodes. He said "something must be going on" and said maybe I should find a GI specialist?

I found Dr Reddy on my own and got an appointment within a week.

She listened to me as I told her my symptoms, asked a few questions, and repeated back to me what I said so I knew she heard me.

She ordered a list of bloodwork, stomach emptying study, and an endoscope. She said we'd get some answers. My first 2 tests were done within a week of my first visit. The scope 10days from first visit.

She DXed Celiac Sprue during the scope but took biopsies anyway. The office called with results a week later. I met with her again and she ordered more blood tests and a bone density test, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

I'm VERY impressed with her "get to the bottom of this" approach.

The only thing she told me as far as treatment was "don't eat gluten". I went online on my own to learn as much as I could. I'm so thankful to finally be taken seriously. I even had colon cancer 8 years ago. When I went back to the surgeon afterwards and said something was still wrong he said "it's nothing. Eat a low fiber diet".

Best wishes to you for a fast recovery! :)

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Glad you found her too! I love that she actually LISTENS! I happened to be in St. Anne's with diverticulitis when I got the call from her office about the celiac. They were super nice and printed out a TON of in for for me. That's where they did my endoscopy and she answered all of my hubby's questions. When I went back for my follow up she sat and talked to me and answered all of my questions.

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