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  • I saw a Paleo doc today!

    And she's awesome! just braggin' heh

    I found her on Paleo Physicians Network

    So far we did a comprehensive hormone test, which was very telling and might lead to the answers to so many other issues I have, mainly digestive.

    Did I mention how awesome she is?
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    I am very jealous! I so want to see any type of paleo or functional doctor. My insurance doesn't cover any of them
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

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    • #3
      How frustrating they have an Edmonton link but it is too an nutritionist not a doc.
      Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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      Don't forget to play!

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      • #4
        I have a paleo doc and she is part of the largest HMO in this part of the country. What I did when picking a primary care provider from the list my HMO gave me was to go for the youngest one I could find. She is actively on board with my Dad going Primal to treat his diabetes and has taken him off of 4 of his 5 meds (prescribed years ago for BP, cholesterol, etc. She's great!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jammies View Post
          I am very jealous! I so want to see any type of paleo or functional doctor. My insurance doesn't cover any of them
          Not even sure if the one I'm seeing takes insurance plans, but her office visit for the first consultation was only $125. Which isn't bad considering she spent 1 hour, 15 minutes with my husband and me, and asked all the right questions with genuine interest. My Ex GP used to charge $100 for 6 minutes of careless empty visitation. World of difference!

          I consider myself well versed in what's going on with my symptoms and such, but her explanation for my hormone levels relating to my gut's inability to heal properly blew my mind!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by j3nn View Post
            Not even sure if the one I'm seeing takes insurance plans, but her office visit for the first consultation was only $125. Which isn't bad considering she spent 1 hour, 15 minutes with my husband and me, and asked all the right questions with genuine interest. My Ex GP used to charge $100 for 6 minutes of careless empty visitation. World of difference!

            I consider myself well versed in what's going on with my symptoms and such, but her explanation for my hormone levels relating to my gut's inability to heal properly blew my mind!
            That's not too bad - but how do you get your labs drawn? That's where the bills get crazy in my experience. It's a fortune to keep running all those test with no insurance coverage.
            Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

            http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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            • #7
              I checked the link, and while there were quite a few Paleo MDs in FL none were very close to me.

              I'll keep checking though... maybe one will pop up in my area sooner or later!
              I even "liked" it on Fb.

              That said I LOVE my current GP.
              She actually works out of a converted old house.
              She is a very "old style" GP doc even though she isn't terribly old herself... in her 60s.
              If you have a virus she tells you flat out to go home and have some good chicken broth soup.
              She does not write frivolous prescriptions.
              She keeps her practice at a set number of patients... and has a waiting list to become a new patient.
              Everyone gets face TIME and appropriate attention.

              She always keeps time slots on the books for patients who have emergencies and need walk-ins. I've never had to wait to see her if I've had an issue and need to get in quick.
              She isn't getting "rich" pumping patients through her doors like cattle...
              But she is making a difference I think.
              I'm going to WEEP when she retires. For real... I do NOT want to go to a "regular" GP office after having her for the past 12 years...
              Last edited by cori93437; 09-12-2012, 11:54 PM.
              “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
              ~Friedrich Nietzsche
              And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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              • #8
                There are 3 in Delaware. One is a dietitian, one and osteopath, both about 45 miles away, and the closest one is a chiropractor.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the link! It's a great resource.

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                  • #10
                    There are only chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons in that network within a 30 mile radius of me. Sigh.

                    I did enjoy my first visit to my naturopathic doctor though! Insurance didn't cover it, but it's really affordable anyway!
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                    • #11
                      There's a naturopath in Santa Barbara. A naturopath in Santa Barbara can't be cheap. I sometimes wonder if I should give her a call and then I think nah, I'm pretty healthy. I just avoid doctors completely unless it's an emergency.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jammies View Post
                        I am very jealous! I so want to see any type of paleo or functional doctor. My insurance doesn't cover any of them
                        Nor does my insurance, but a few years ago, we saw a new $8,000 deductible, so i decided that if they're not going to covr anything anyway, I'd pay out of pocket for a *real* doctor. Best decision I ever made. And as j3nn says, it's ~$125 dollars for an ghour or more (mine schedules a three hour intake appointment and an hour for each followup) as opposed to more for 6 minutes of nothing very much.

                        Not everyone can afford it, but it's worth every penny if you can scrape the $125 together once a year.
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                        • #13
                          Just a heads up, even if the doctors on the list are listed as nutritionists or chiropractors, their bio might have more details about their area of expertise. For instance, the doctor I am seeing is actually a chiropractor, but she specializes in hormonal imbalances and diet and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer. She is willing to run all of the tests that my "regular" doctors didn't believe were necessary. I did my first comprehensive hormonal panel before ever seeing her; she sent me the kit in the mail and it was sent to a lab and then the results were sent to her office. When I met with her yesterday, she gave me paperwork to have blood work done at a lab of my choice (Quest, etc.) And while I do have to pay cash for all of it, when you self-pay labs will generally offer you a 40-50% discount. The first hormone test I had would have been $360 if I went through insurance (the lab gives you the option) or $180 if self-pay. My husband and I live in NY state. For comprehensive health insurance our premiums would be $2400/MONTH or $28,800 per year (up substantially thanks to regulations and the impending Obamacare situation and other ridiculous variables). We decided a few years ago that it's best to just pay cash for routine visits and tests that don't come close to a year's worth of premiums and have a catastrophic plan (re: far lower premium) for extreme situations where hospitalization is needed. You can spend hundreds in low copay visits with establishment medical professionals that aren't very interested in healing and root causes. So I think it's better to go the quality vs. quantity route even if it means going without something like grass-fed meats and cable for awhile.
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                          • #14
                            I visited my first Paleo doctor last week! She's helping me to figure out why I'm having some hair loss. (Guess what, it's stress.) She was so great and even encouraged me to text her if I needed anything. That a doctor would do that totally blew my mind. Now if only I didn't have to take an hour train ride to get there.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by j3nn View Post
                              Just a heads up, even if the doctors on the list are listed as nutritionists or chiropractors, their bio might have more details about their area of expertise. For instance, the doctor I am seeing is actually a chiropractor, but she specializes in hormonal imbalances and diet and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer. She is willing to run all of the tests that my "regular" doctors didn't believe were necessary. I did my first comprehensive hormonal panel before ever seeing her; she sent me the kit in the mail and it was sent to a lab and then the results were sent to her office. When I met with her yesterday, she gave me paperwork to have blood work done at a lab of my choice (Quest, etc.) And while I do have to pay cash for all of it, when you self-pay labs will generally offer you a 40-50% discount. The first hormone test I had would have been $360 if I went through insurance (the lab gives you the option) or $180 if self-pay. My husband and I live in NY state. For comprehensive health insurance our premiums would be $2400/MONTH or $28,800 per year (up substantially thanks to regulations and the impending Obamacare situation and other ridiculous variables). We decided a few years ago that it's best to just pay cash for routine visits and tests that don't come close to a year's worth of premiums and have a catastrophic plan (re: far lower premium) for extreme situations where hospitalization is needed. You can spend hundreds in low copay visits with establishment medical professionals that aren't very interested in healing and root causes. So I think it's better to go the quality vs. quantity route even if it means going without something like grass-fed meats and cable for awhile.
                              Thanks for the info. I didn't realize chiropractors could do all that stuff! I have to revisit the list, I think there may have been a few of them in my area.
                              Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                              http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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