Hello, I'll be in the Los Angeles area for the next month and am looking for a doctor that will test me for small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). I tried getting tested where I live in Virginia about a month ago but had trouble getting my doctor to fax a request form to the hospital where they do it. After calling both my doctor and the hospital 3 times, I gave up.
I called Cedars Sinai hospital in L.A. to see if I could schedule a hydrogen breath test, but you need a referral from a doctor. Does anyone know of a good doctor in southern California that will help me with my IBS and test for SIBO.
Thanks so much!
asked byKyev (153)
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on January 11, 2013
at 08:52 PM
I'm not sure where you are in LA, but when I thought I had IBS like symptoms, I saw Dr. Michael M Keramati 16550 Ventura Blvd Suite 214, Encino, CA 91436. He was affiliated with the hospital I worked at in the SFV. He actually listened to me and paid attention when I told him what I felt was wrong with me (other docs had blown me off). He also was good about ordering blood work and tests. His office # is (818) 990-5588. Not sure if the hospital I used to work at does that test though, although he may be able to refer you to other hospitals that do it. Should also add, Dr. K is big on diet to help with IBS. he is a very holistic doc in that regard. Look him up.