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Hi, I am from Atlanta, Georgia and am in DESPERATE need of a Celiac Specialist in the area.

I have been gluten free for a year now and my symptoms have improved but it is still a struggle. Since going off gluten I have had the celiac blood test which came back negative (which is probably because I am no longer eating gluten) I also had an endoscopy that showed stomach irritation but no villi damage at the time. I did test positive for one of the genes in the gene blood test which prompted my current GI doctor to recommend a gluten challenge as the only possibly way to diagnose me with Celiac.

I am not comfortable going back on gluten because of the bad symptoms I experience even with jut a small amount of gluten.

I am now trying to find a Celiac Specialist. I have heard great things about Dr. Cynthia Rudert but since she doesn't take insurance I don't think she is the best option.

If anyone could PLEASE recommend any doctors in the Atlanta area I would greatly appreciate it.

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There was a female Dr. I saw speak last year at a Celiac conference. She was kind of like the House of Celiac. I will look in the morning to see if I can find her name.

Edit: Duh. I was so excited to see that I might be able to help I didn't read the past part. If you aren't willing to challenge I would try and find the funds to go see her. She's really suppose to be the best and with past test result she may be able to help you out.

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Hi my son tummy has caused him lots of pain an suffering for years , noone knew why, about 2 months ago Dr Hunter in Savannah Ga diagnosed him with Celiac disease he has been on a gluten free diet, an has a the colonoscopy as well can someone please help me find him a top notch doctor, thank you!!! A very worried mom...

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Maybe you can find one by talking to other people with celiac in your city?  I am not in Georgia so can't be more help than that.

Usually with celiac disease they do blood antibody tests first, and then an endoscopy.  During the endoscopy they look at the first few feet of the small intestine and take biopsy samples of the interior lining.  He needs to continue eating gluten until all celiac testing is completed.

They should also test his vitamin and mineral levels.

People can recover from celiac damage on the gluten-free diet.  There is no medical treatment for celiac disease yet.  So doctor are of limited use.

But, he may feel better if you take him off all dairy now.  Celiac disease damages the part of the intestine that helps digest dairy, so it is often a problem for people. 

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23 hours ago, Lawanda Mosley said:

Hi my son tummy has caused him lots of pain an suffering for years , noone knew why, about 2 months ago Dr Hunter in Savannah Ga diagnosed him with Celiac disease he has been on a gluten free diet, an has a the colonoscopy as well can someone please help me find him a top notch doctor, thank you!!! A very worried mom...

So, your son was diagnosed with celiac disease in Savanna based on positive blood tests and intestinal biopsies via endoscopy?  Or has he yet to be diagnosed?  

In any case, consider contacting the Children’s Hospital in Atlanta:

https://www.choa.org/medical-services/gastroenterology

You should be able to find a PED GI or at least get a recommendation.  

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