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Are there paleo primary care phsycians in Delaware, Pennsyvlania or Maryland?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 17, 2012 at 12:46 AM

I would like to be tested for iron and thyroid deficiencies. I'm in Delaware myself, so I don't know if there is someone who is paleo friendly or a more functional approach to healthcare for my primary care doctor. Its hard to contact my current doctor so I was thinking of changing to another.

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:07 PM

Sounds like you need to keep looking. But just because a doctor is Paleo doesn't mean he/she is a better doctor. Remember half the doctors out there are below average...

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on July 17, 2012
at 03:42 AM

You can call and see if they take your insurance. I don't think the location matters.

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on July 17, 2012
at 01:09 AM

Looks like there is an MD 26 miles a way. I wonder if my insurance covers that though since he is in a different state.

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on July 17, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Most doctors I have had try to treat the symptoms rather than try to figure out what is the route cause, which could span multiple body systems, like circulatory and digestive.

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on October 16, 2012
at 05:08 PM

I see a physician in Newark, DE (Susan Peluso, MD) who I find is very compatible with the Paleo lifestyle. She is a bit unconventional in that she actually takes time to sit down and talk to her patients to get the 'whole' story. She specializes in endocrine/diabetes and internal medicine.

I also have recently begun to see an endocrinologist (Amy Wachter, MD) for hypothyroid issues, and woud recommend her as well. She sees patients in North Wilmington and Bear, DE (almost in Maryland).

Hope this helps! The patient/physician relationship is so personal that it's tough to find a match sometimes.

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on May 24, 2014
at 05:30 PM

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Look for a functional medicine doc

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on July 31, 2012
at 03:09 AM

I think you're looking for a DO doctor instead of an MD. DO doctors help to find the root of the cause rather than just writing you a prescription and sending you out the door. I would try googling "DO physicians" in your area.

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on July 17, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Have you tried here?: http://paleophysiciansnetwork.com/

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on July 17, 2012
at 03:42 AM

You can call and see if they take your insurance. I don't think the location matters.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on July 17, 2012
at 01:09 AM

Looks like there is an MD 26 miles a way. I wonder if my insurance covers that though since he is in a different state.

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on July 17, 2012
at 12:49 AM

My doctor is not paleo -- that is he does not follow paleo himself. However, he is very open minded and willing to work with me to meet my health goals.

IMHO, that is far more important that his personal opinion on grains.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on July 17, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Most doctors I have had try to treat the symptoms rather than try to figure out what is the route cause, which could span multiple body systems, like circulatory and digestive.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 17, 2012
at 05:07 PM

Sounds like you need to keep looking. But just because a doctor is Paleo doesn't mean he/she is a better doctor. Remember half the doctors out there are below average...

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