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Gi Doctor In Memphis

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I'm looking for a good GI doctor in Memphis who has some experience with Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance. Anyone have a recommendation?

I blood tested positive for Celiac in August through my general practitioner's office. She recommended me to a GI (Dr. Wooten at Gastro One) and he recommended that I have a colonoscopy, endoscopy and biopsies done. I had been gluten free 6 weeks at that point and mentioned that in the visit. He didn't mention tell me that could affect my results. I found out on my own reading stuff on-line. Wish I'd known that before paying $1,100 out of pocket to have all these tests done.

Anyway, my tests all came back negative for Celiac. When the nurse called to tell me that, I asked if the doctor wanted to do a follow up visit. She asked me, "Are you still having problems?" My sarcastic self wanted to answer, "No, I'm perfectly fine now. The colonoscopy magically fixed things." :angry: But I held my tounge and politely told her that I'm still having problems. I even mentioned to her that the results might be affected because I had been eating gluten free before the test. She checked with the doctor and he said he didn't want to do a follow-up, even though I'm still having issues. Grrrrr.....

After I told this story to my GP, who was not very happy about the GI doctor not following up with me, she wants to refer me to a new gastro. This time I want to be sure I go to someone who has some experience in these things and will treat me seriously even thought my biopsies were negative. So if any of you can recommend a good doctor in the Memphis area, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much for your help.


Blood tested 8-11 positive, Biopsy 9-11 negative (long story, most gastro drs. are morons)

gluten-free 7-11, Dairy Free (mostly) 8-13 - Everything but butter.  Can't live life without butter....
 

DS - negative blood test, just diagnosed with ADD and other learning disorders, DNA test positive - high risk

Issues related to gluten: depression, low iron, hair loss, positive ana test for lupus, low vitamin D, headache, sinusitis, environmental allergies, brain fog, GI problems, weight gain....the list goes on....

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Blood tested 8-11 positive, Biopsy 9-11 negative (long story, most gastro drs. are morons)

gluten-free 7-11, Dairy Free (mostly) 8-13 - Everything but butter.  Can't live life without butter....
 

DS - negative blood test, just diagnosed with ADD and other learning disorders, DNA test positive - high risk

Issues related to gluten: depression, low iron, hair loss, positive ana test for lupus, low vitamin D, headache, sinusitis, environmental allergies, brain fog, GI problems, weight gain....the list goes on....

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I'm looking for a good GI doctor in Memphis who has some experience with Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance. Anyone have a recommendation?

I blood tested positive for Celiac in August through my general practitioner's office. She recommended me to a GI (Dr. Wooten at Gastro One) and he recommended that I have a colonoscopy, endoscopy and biopsies done. I had been gluten free 6 weeks at that point and mentioned that in the visit. He didn't mention tell me that could affect my results. I found out on my own reading stuff on-line. Wish I'd known that before paying $1,100 out of pocket to have all these tests done.

Anyway, my tests all came back negative for Celiac. When the nurse called to tell me that, I asked if the doctor wanted to do a follow up visit. She asked me, "Are you still having problems?" My sarcastic self wanted to answer, "No, I'm perfectly fine now. The colonoscopy magically fixed things." :angry: But I held my tounge and politely told her that I'm still having problems. I even mentioned to her that the results might be affected because I had been eating gluten free before the test. She checked with the doctor and he said he didn't want to do a follow-up, even though I'm still having issues. Grrrrr.....

After I told this story to my GP, who was not very happy about the GI doctor not following up with me, she wants to refer me to a new gastro. This time I want to be sure I go to someone who has some experience in these things and will treat me seriously even thought my biopsies were negative. So if any of you can recommend a good doctor in the Memphis area, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much for your help.

I used to live in Memphis (now in Chicago), and Dr. Wooten was my GI doc! I saw him about 10 years ago for chronic gastritis. He did my first endoscopy and colonoscopy! When all he found was some minor inflamation in my stomach, he gave me a script for Prolosec and Prozac and sent me on my way. :angry:

I never did find a good GI doc there (or up here, not yet anyways). Sorry I can't help, but I just wanted to chime in on Dr. Wooten...small world, isn't it?


Celiac DX 9/2011 ~ Gluten free ever since

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 10/2011

Premature Ovarian Failure 11/2010

Rheumatoid Arthritis 10/2011

Sjogren's Disease 10/2011

"The best way out is always through" ~Robert Frost

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Interesting website, Lisa. Even though I don't live in TN, I pulled up my GI and he is listed. Thanks for posting!


Sylvia

Positive Celiac Blood Panel - Dec., 2009

Endoscopy with Positive Biopsy - April 9, 2010

Gluten Free - April 9, 2010

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