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Is there a Paleo-friendly Physicians Registry?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2010 at 9:33 PM

I'm searching for a new primary care physician in the San Diego area who is Paleo-friendly and uses integrative techniques (extensive blood/lipid/hormone/vitamin testing, encourages supplements, uses pharma drugs as a "last resort"). Does a registry exist to find doctors who won't force the FDA Food Pyramid down my throat?

I found one MD that's close to my target, but they're tightly aligned with Dr. Andrew Weil (aka Dr. Grains-N-Legumes). I'm hesitant to go there due to Dr. Weil's perceived hostility to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle.

BTW, I LOVE PALEOHACKS!!

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on February 10, 2012
at 12:25 AM

me too!! did u find one?

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on February 22, 2011
at 03:54 PM

I forgot the name of the MD. I just did a Google search of "san diego integrative medicine".

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on February 19, 2011
at 02:47 AM

ricechek, would you mind sharing the name of the physician you found? thanks!

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on April 07, 2010
at 12:57 AM

The only San Diego doctor on that list is a reproductive endocrinologist. Guess we'll have to wait for more.

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on April 07, 2010
at 12:05 AM

I'm gonna be there! I live only half an hour away from LA. I'm so excited!

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on April 07, 2010
at 12:00 AM

A paleo-friendly doctors registry *might* be a great resource for the director page, Patrik. Then again, it might be politically problematic too. ;)

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on April 06, 2010
at 11:59 PM

@ricechek --- glad you like it. Tell your friends! :)

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on April 06, 2010
at 11:42 PM

Weil is a soy pusher.

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on April 06, 2010
at 11:05 PM

WOW...didn't know he was a GCBC fan. I think I'll try out the doc I found and see if my Paleo diet can at least be tolerated and monitored. Thanks!

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on April 06, 2010
at 11:03 PM

It's a great start! Thanks!

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on April 06, 2010
at 10:22 PM

Weil is on record as stating he liked GCBC by Taubes. He also advices people to only eat bread that he considers real whole grain bread- and this is very hard to find. I think you would be much better off with someone aligned with Weil than a random doctor.

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on February 09, 2011
at 06:54 PM

Check out the Paleo Physician Network, coordinated by Robb Wolf and Loren Cordain.

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on April 06, 2010
at 09:47 PM

The closest I've found is Jimmy Moore's link to low-carb doctors.

http://lowcarbdoctors.blogspot.com/

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on April 06, 2010
at 11:03 PM

It's a great start! Thanks!

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on April 07, 2010
at 12:57 AM

The only San Diego doctor on that list is a reproductive endocrinologist. Guess we'll have to wait for more.

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on January 07, 2011
at 08:35 AM

Check out fuctionalmedicine.org. Not paleo but headed in the right direction.

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on April 06, 2010
at 11:57 PM

Although it will not find you a physician immediately, I would urge you to attend the First Ancestral get together http://ancestryfoundation.org/ Will happen sometime in 2011 in the Los Angeles area. Lots of the paleo bloggers will be there as well perhaps some physicians and other folks in the medical field.

http://ancestryfoundation.org/ Sign up to receive email updates.

Patrik may/will probably be there. No excuses since you have at least a year to plan!

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on April 07, 2010
at 12:05 AM

I'm gonna be there! I live only half an hour away from LA. I'm so excited!

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on July 04, 2010
at 03:30 PM

I am halfway done with my Family med residency and would love to be in a registry such as this. I am looking into a niche practice where concerned, motivated patients actually want to change and get off meds. I might do a Sports Med fellowship too. I feel like I miss the boat on everything in life.

Currently reside near the Black Hills/Badlands of South Dakota!

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on July 01, 2010
at 04:58 PM

Along the same lines, I am searching for a "paleo-friendly" doctor in New York City. Perhaps someone has a recommendation?

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on February 10, 2012
at 12:25 AM

me too!! did u find one?

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