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Holtorf Medical Group - Has anyone been?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by CFS_Kristin, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. CFS_Kristin

    CFS_Kristin Senior Member

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    I’m thinking about going to the Holtorf Medical Group in El Segundo....

    Has anyone been? Had a good or bad experience? They seem to treat CFS with hormones among other things.

    I’ve tried so many other docs and centers, so want to see if anyone benefited or has been.

    Thanks!
     
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    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    If you search in Google Site Search you will find a lot of member comments. Best wishes in finding a doctor.
     
  3. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    Lot of people on the thyroid boards have been and love them. I have one right here. The problem is...they are very expensive. At least the one that is here. you have to pay for everything out of pocket. A first visit is $600...they do not take most insurances and the one here insists you buy only their products. I am not a fan of that, but many with thyroid issues think they are the best.
     
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    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    I haven't been but I found his model of treating CFS to be very useful - see the attached, which is from his website.

    I have problems in all of the boxes in his diagram and my functional medicine doctor has been working his way through the model. I've improved a lot, and I think it would be difficult to get well without addressing each problem in a logical order.
     

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    How do they compare treatment wise, success rates, cost wise to kaufman in california?
    Holtorf has centers all over, so it might be easier to get to.
     
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    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    I don't think you'll get a comparison of success rates from any of them.

    My functional medicine doctor is excellent and has helped me improve in many areas. Dr. Kaufman is fabulous at immune system and infections and has helped me a lot, too.

    This is incredibly complex and no doctor can know everything. I wouldn't have msdecss much progress if I weren't seeing both.
     
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    Pink Senior Member

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    Holtorf group is functional medicine, @Learner1? I didn't realize that
     
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