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Massachusetts-Need a New Doc, Any suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Right now I go to an office affiliated with the Framingham Heart Study. Great:/ Anyway, I was in for conjunctivitis, and the urgent care doc lectured me on my LDL from 2 years ago, and wouldn't take my counter that my HDL and trigs were good. (LDL-149; HDL-50, Trigs-77, if you're wondering). At the time, I was just starting to eat WAPF.

Anyway, now that I'm eating essentially Primal, I'd kind of like to see where things are at now (a quick screening yesterday said my TC was 209-I do realize that's a useless # but proof enough that my high fat eating ways aren't sending my cholesterol through the roof). And my doc wants me to come in for a physical. But I'm tired of this office. Is there anywhere else I could go? I'm thinking of Visions Medical in Wellesley, but I'd be happy to hear recommendations for anywhere.

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on January 30, 2012
at 04:15 PM

so do you know the breakdown of your TC or are you just assuming the HDL went way up and the LDL down?

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on January 29, 2012
at 09:53 PM

As I said, this was 2 YEARS AGO. I had just gone to WAPF, and now I eat Primally.

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on January 29, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Yes, but these are from 2 YEARS ago, after a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. I had just started eating WAPF, as I stated. So no, my HDL was not super high, but certainly not below the recommended levels.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on January 30, 2012
at 01:24 AM

Get your own blood tests. You don't need a doc for that.

http://directlabs.com/

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on February 01, 2012
at 06:45 PM

I'd recommend the Marino Center in Cambridge and the Rothfeld Center in Arlington; I've been to both for thyroid problems and the doctors I went to are fairly open-minded as far as paleo/primal. Dr. Pugh at the Marino Center is against statins IIRC if you don't want to deal with that garbage re: your cholesterol, and the turnaround for the bloodwork there is fairly quick. All doctors at both centers are available through e-mail contact, too.

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Af005ec9a8e028f2b04bf5367b64e0d6

on January 29, 2012
at 08:05 PM

Your doc was right, I think.. Your HDL is pretty low and your LDL is pretty high.

Af005ec9a8e028f2b04bf5367b64e0d6

(2797)

on January 30, 2012
at 04:15 PM

so do you know the breakdown of your TC or are you just assuming the HDL went way up and the LDL down?

2d090e680d86e2c768edb40b4b433978

(384)

on January 29, 2012
at 09:53 PM

As I said, this was 2 YEARS AGO. I had just gone to WAPF, and now I eat Primally.

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on January 29, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Hey, what do I know, except those numbers don't look all that great to me. You HDL could be higher. Perhaps you could convince them to do a test to see what type of LDL you have until you find a better doctor.

2d090e680d86e2c768edb40b4b433978

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on January 29, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Yes, but these are from 2 YEARS ago, after a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. I had just started eating WAPF, as I stated. So no, my HDL was not super high, but certainly not below the recommended levels.

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