Incurable GI Disorder Cured By Medical Detective
Hi this is Dr. Lawrence. I wanted to share one of the many testimonials I get each week from patients all over the country. I love helping other get well. If you’ve got a GI problem that has stumped other doctors, perhaps you could benefit from my medical detective abilities as well.
“I called Dr. Lawrence two months ago with a set of seemingly unrelated symptoms: GERD, overall GI distress, chronic fatigue, muscle tightness/ burning, joint pain, etc. Over the past three years, I had seen about 30 doctors / specialists, and even tried homeopaths, Chinese medicine, etc. I experienced some improvements with alternative medicine but they were always short lived. My health progressively worsened until I had to stop working and was home-bound for a while.
When I heard about the Foundations Clinic I was skeptical about working with a practitioner over 1,000 miles away and doing telephone consultations. I was accustomed to seeing doctors face to face every week. But I needed to see someone who could think outside the box and the Foundations Clinic came highly recommended. So I called to ask if they would take a patient over the phone, and thankfully, Dr. Lawrence had already been doing phone consultations.
I realized very quickly that a phone consult had its advantages (apart from no commuting, waiting, etc.): most doctors would judge my health by my appearance (if I could walk, I must be fine). They would undermine the amount of fatigue and pain I felt, and quickly chalk up all of my symptoms to stress (the ultimate diagnosis of a baffled doctor). They were only too relieved to prescribe yet another pill that would treat only one or two symptoms and usher me out of their office. A phone consultation would force a doctor to listen and rely upon the medical facts and symptoms.
Dr. Lawrence was different from the start. First, he is an exceptional listener and medical detective. He asked about my medical history beyond the last two years – information that turned out to be quite relevant for a diagnosis. Second, Dr. Lawrence does not treat symptoms. He understands that one individual’s body can manifest a unique set of symptoms to the same illness / imbalance as another. Within the first month of working with him, we had a diagnosis that could finally explain my symptoms. Third, Dr. Lawrence is an educator. He takes time to explain what is going on in your body.
Two months ago, before starting with Dr. Lawrence, I had started to fear that GI doctors were right – GERD was incurable and I would be on PPIs for the rest of my life. But thankfully, they are wrong! My GERD is almost 100% gone. I don’t fear eating anymore, I don’t carry PPIs in my purse anymore, and most exciting of all, I can sleep lying down! However many more improvements may come in the future, my GI tract works like a dream now compared to two months ago!
My overall health is coming along nicely but slowly. I am still consulting with Dr. Lawrence about multiple food allergies, and the “other” symptoms that I never thought anyone would be able to help with. The process is slow, but the difference is there, and it is amazing! Best of all, Dr. Lawrence is just a phone call away. I would whole-heartedly recommend the Foundations Clinic to anyone who is knocking on the door of better health.”
If you are interested in experiencing a change for the better in your health, please feel free to set up a phone consultation of your own. For a limited time I’m offering a “get acquainted new patient” phone consult for $99. My usual new patient consult for Crohn’s Disease and GI disorders is $195 dollars, so I urge you top take advantage of our summer special and get acquainted as a new patient of Foundations Clinic. Start your path to a healthier tomorrow, today!
All the Best –
Dr. Robert Lawrence, MEd, DC, DACBN