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How do I get a Gluten-free Doctors Note?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 02, 2011 at 6:03 PM

I am going on a cruise next month. I have a dilemma. I would like to bring Gluten-free beer with me on the cruise. The cruiseline now requires that I have a doctors note in order to bring my own drinks. I am unwilling to both ingest Gluten and then pay for testing just to confirm something that im 100% certain of. Im gluten intolerant, I know within hours when ive ingested the stuff.

How do I get a Note that says I cannot consume Gluten without ingesting/testing?

50ebeeef39261e51e84324530ab95956

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on November 04, 2011
at 12:42 AM

And IF they call, give them your own number or the one of a friend (if you can recognize that it's the cruise calling), and pretend to be the doc :D.

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on November 03, 2011
at 06:28 PM

Send your doctor a note explaining what you need. Then make it real easy for him or her. Send a draft letter saying what needs to be said. Then all he needs to do is have it retyped on office letterhead and signed.

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on November 02, 2011
at 08:22 PM

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on November 02, 2011
at 08:08 PM

off to Paleo Physician Network to find a localish one to get a note.

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on November 02, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Yes, my sister got a note from one. I think he was a DO, but those are still medical docs.

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on November 02, 2011
at 06:39 PM

Yes, the are real doctors. I think it could work.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on November 02, 2011
at 06:35 PM

like that idea.Don't mean to offend anyone, but are naturopaths doctors? would it hold under inspection?

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on November 02, 2011
at 06:18 PM

How picky are they going to be about the note? I would probably just make myself some fancy looking letterhead on the computer at work and type my own damn note. I don't think they are really going to call and verify it.

50ebeeef39261e51e84324530ab95956

(110)

on November 04, 2011
at 12:42 AM

And IF they call, give them your own number or the one of a friend (if you can recognize that it's the cruise calling), and pretend to be the doc :D.

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on November 02, 2011
at 06:50 PM

If you have a regular doctor you have a good, long-standing relationship with, s/he may be willing to write one for you just based on the information you provide if you explain the reason why you need it. I've found doctors are often willing to write doctor's notes for...less substantiated reasons...when it doesn't have to do with more legally complicated issues like work excuses or disability. I'm not saying they would lie (an ethical doctor wouldn't do that), but they may not require testing for something like bringing beer on a cruise ship when you could simply describe your symptoms and they could diagnose from that.

2b2c2e4aa87e9aa4c99cae48e980f70d

(1059)

on November 03, 2011
at 06:28 PM

Send your doctor a note explaining what you need. Then make it real easy for him or her. Send a draft letter saying what needs to be said. Then all he needs to do is have it retyped on office letterhead and signed.

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6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

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on November 02, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Maybe you could ask a naturopath if your regular doctor refuses?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on November 02, 2011
at 06:35 PM

like that idea.Don't mean to offend anyone, but are naturopaths doctors? would it hold under inspection?

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on November 02, 2011
at 06:39 PM

Yes, the are real doctors. I think it could work.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on November 02, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Yes, my sister got a note from one. I think he was a DO, but those are still medical docs.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on November 02, 2011
at 08:08 PM

off to Paleo Physician Network to find a localish one to get a note.

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on November 03, 2011
at 11:34 PM

It is worth the trouble to get the letter now in case you are ever hospitalized.

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on November 02, 2011
at 07:09 PM

You should be able to get a note from your doctor either MD or ND. Yes, an ND is a real doctor. Yes, their notes are accepted.

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on November 03, 2011
at 11:37 PM

There's always Dr. K!!

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on November 02, 2011
at 07:13 PM

If my current MD were of a mind to respond to your request with skepticism, I would use that response as an occasion to find a new MD. I did said MD shopping 5 years ago, and am delighted to have a truly fantastic functional/integrative doc for inspired conversations and first-rate treatment. (Jeepers, my family's primary care physician when I was a lad, chain smoked and was often seen stumbling drunk at the golf course. I HATED everything to do with visits to that creep's office.)

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