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Old 03-18-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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Had it with doctors!

Has anyone got so tired of doctors throwing meds at you that you sought out a hollestic doctor.. looking for a dr that is a MD.. but will get to the root of my problems.. either thyroid or hormone.. someone who will run a panel on me and not say.. "its not needed"... we use just TSH and if your not in menopause.. we won't run that panel on you...
I think I am taking the leap and will pay out of pocket for a dr. that will listen and screen for the things I want..
the state of Maryland is horrible to find a dr. that will listen.. you think with Hopkins in my back yard there would be at least one..
sorry for the rant...
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:32 AM   #2
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I can recommend a great one if you are willing to go to NYC.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:33 AM   #3
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Awww... thanks Jersey Girl... I was even looking drs. in Philadelphia..
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:56 AM   #4
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:08 AM   #5
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I know how you feel. I had an awesome holistic doctor but we moved about 45 minutes away from where he is I would LOVE to go back to him but it's just not financially feasible. He got me off of so many drugs, the key one was my one for Gastric Reflux. He was amazing.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:08 AM   #6
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I found one here in Maryland but will have to pay of pocket.. he doesn't accept ins but at this point.. i'm ready to do anything.. hopefully this one works but haven't ruled out traveling elsewhere... i was even looking as far as Maine at the Women to Women clinic..
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:24 PM   #7
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Has anyone got so tired of doctors throwing meds at you that you sought out a hollestic doctor.. looking for a dr that is a MD.. but will get to the root of my problems.. either thyroid or hormone.. someone who will run a panel on me and not say.. "its not needed"... we use just TSH and if your not in menopause.. we won't run that panel on you...
I think I am taking the leap and will pay out of pocket for a dr. that will listen and screen for the things I want..
the state of Maryland is horrible to find a dr. that will listen.. you think with Hopkins in my back yard there would be at least one..
sorry for the rant...
Oh I'm way beyond that point. I've gotten to a point where I believe that doctors are impediments to your health unless you need life-saving surgery. I believe that doctors are brainwashed by poor-quality medical schools and cannot and will not think outside of the box. I believe that doctors are just managers of disease. They are not here to help you live well or to prevent disease. They are there to dispense poisonous medications to you once you have a proven disease.

Go around the doctor. Go to directlabs.com or some site like that. Order your own blood tests. Take those tests to a naturopath if you need a prescription written. I haven't been to a naturopath yet but I'm even skeptical of those. My suspicion about them is that they want to take you for a long ride on the medical merry-go-round playing the guessing game with your health, playing trial-and-error with neutraceuticals, while being incapable of accurately diagnosing your condition/health problem.

I know what I'm saying isn't happy and sounds like a rant but it is what it is. My experience with doctors is that they just get in the way.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:57 AM   #8
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Biggest problem with the medical field these days is Pharma sales reps etc. They wine and dine doctors more than I ever do (im in IT sales). They have a quota based on doctors willing to push their drugs. Its easier and more lucrative for doctors to try to treat the problem with medication than to get to the root of the issues.
Not all doctors, but most.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:00 AM   #9
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I'm always amazed at the number of reps that come in when waiting to see a doctor.. some have special rooms where they wait..
now all all for the reps where they can pass savings on the the patient with free samples.. but how often does that happen..
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:39 AM   #10
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I can recommend a great one if you are willing to go to NYC.
JerseyGyrl,

Could you tell me about this MD in NYC??? What is his/her specialty? Just curious! Thank you

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