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Looking for a good doctor in Brisbane

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by Boost, Dec 23, 2012.

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    "His argument was that he could guarantee the quality and supply" That's a very weak argument. I'm not a fan of practitioners that pimp out their own supplement line. On top of other expenses the last thing we need is inflated prices for supplements. A truly sympathetic doctor would provide information on how to obtain quality and affordable supplements, not look for a way to profiteer from it. He'd probably rather not know about the existence of iherb.

    " Furthermore, I had too many questions regarding how he arrived at his diagnosis and at the effectiveness of his treatments, considering I had no improvement after several months." That says a lot.
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    I can't say with confidence he was profiting, and certainly for some people it would be easier, however the situation allowed me to mistrust his advice; that may just be me, others may think differently.

    The impression I get is that Emerson, and even Deed, despite their good intentions, do not really understand how hard it is to live on a pension, and still fork out for consults and medications. And it irks me, because then I wonder how fair dinkum their empathy or sympathy for cfs patients is.

    I also think there is an inherent bias: that overseas supplements are inferior, despite the point that most of our supplements come from overseas anyway. They could be right, but it would not surprise me if it was revealed that quality control here was no better.

    BTW, the professional that helped me the most, particularly with the bureaucratic hurdles, eg Centrelink, was a psychiatrist. He remains my main specialist, even though he considers my condition physical. He has stood by me over the years (bulk bills everything I have no gap to pay).
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    Hi Boost. You mentioned to me the centrelink points system and the difficulties you have with it. I did not come through on the points system. However perhaps others have had success with this system and can provide specific advice, eg what specific disabilities can be used to build up points? Will a psych evaluation help? It might be worth starting a new thread on this topic.
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    I am a retired Reg Dental Hygienist.I can tell you first hand-Most dentist will not recommend that your Amalgum (Mercury filled) fillings be taken out. The ADA would Tar and Feather them) I had all mine removed by a Dentist that did it with safety measures. I had little improvement. This does not mean you would not have better results. I do think the EMF is a light bulb moment. When I am out somewhere and there is no power for any period of time, I start to feel better. I don't think it is just Nature. Would like to run this by Dr. Cheney. Don't know whether any of you have had to wear a Heart Monitor or not. When I did -I had to unplug everything in my bedroom and bathroom. That should tell you something.
    What about all the kids with earphones connected to video or cell phones??

    Thank you all for your great , educated posts. This is something WE CAN DO ON OUR OWN!!!!!!

    San Diego
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    Dr. Paul Cheney is one of the foremost CFIDS specialist in the US. Has been doing research and treatment for over 20 years. He went into heart failure a few years ago after having an Amalgum filling removed and it leeched into his organs. He had to finally have a heart transplant. He is doing well now. I have Mercury Toxicity and Diastolic Heart Dysfunction from all the Mercury in my body. He said and I quote" It can never be removed and is in every organ in my body" He is trying to build up my immune system to handle DD.

    You can reply on Conversations if you wish.
    Again- I am excited to read all your Posts

    San Diego
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    Hi Boost
    Bec Mills
    has recommended these 2 doctors
    Dr Greg Emerson - which i see you have seen
    ...or
    Could try Dr Dzung Price... At Beyond Good Health, Ashgrove or Robina
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    http://beyondgoodhealthclinics.com.au/
    the website looks good ie dr dzung. ANyone know the cost here at all. It does sound abit airy fairy new age, but many times these docs have more an idea the the average GP, but also hidden costs scare me too. the video clip looks good but get the feeling one can then get trapped into treatments one doesnt want etc.
    I dont really know? But would like to hear from others who have seen her though.
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    Has anyone seen Dr Dzung Price? - Wonder if they are familiar with H2S and other GUT/ME/CFS issues.

    Dispite what I was initially told, it has become quite clear that my current Nutritional and Environmental Doc has next to no idea regarding the treatment of ME/CFS. He works along side Emerson(which I have NOT seen)and charges around the same consulting fees $187 per visit/15min's with a rebate of $35. What I find amusing is the fact that reception alway's "forget's" that I am on a DSP(which attracts a 10% discount)EACH and EVERY time I go to pay. Maybe next time, I will sticky tape my DSP Card to my forehead :)

    So anyway I couldn't agree more on multiple points Rusty J & Boost made - not on my PC, difficult to outline and repost.
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    There is a Dr in the Maleney area who is looking at Lyme etc
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    I recommend that people join the Australian Lyme face book pages which have a lot of information
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    hi GcMAF Australia could you maybe PM me some details please...regarding the Doc in Maleney

    KDM speaks about concurrent infections with Lyme's and our illness. Do you also believe the same?
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    i need to look up the Drs details,
    google Lyme australia , there are 3 good sites that cover the co infections,
    yes there are about 70% or more who have coinfections
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    I remember getting a "DNA" type bacterial test from Australian Biologics back in 2000, which came back Positive in the "Universal Screening" segment of the results. Which from what I remember the doctor telling me along the lines of "you have some thing, but they can't ID it yet" :)
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    It's worthwhile exploring the possibility of lyme and various co-infections even though it is an expensive exercise. I would definitely try and see the dr in Maleny as it seems more and more people are discovering their symptoms are due to lyme - not cfs/me or fm.

    I agree with "gcmaf Australia" to join an Australian lyme forum as they offer heaps of information, support and contacts. I live in Melbourne and have just discovered via infectolab that I have lyme and Chlamydia. pn and I believe I was bitten over 20 yrs ago! I believe lyme is everywhere in Australia and our dr's have got their heads in the sand.
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