Skeptical Doctors Compound The Problem - Part 2
Written by DD Rose - Consultant on Infectious Pathogens
Restorative Health Research Plus™ - www.rhrplus.com
In Part One, I made some observations about the medical establishment and their approach to parasite and mold infections. Below are a series of questions on a forum that I participated in [some edits have been made to the original text]. KT had concerns about working with skeptical doctors.
Forum Postings #1
KT: For the future, how would you advise others to get testing done when working with skeptical or otherwise unhelpful medical professionals?
DD: There are a couple of things that you might consider as possibilities.
- Print out the articles on testing labs. There is one that I’ve written on our site that can be used. Other articles are published by news sources as further corroboration to a growing problem of bad labs that can be located on the internet.
People need to educate their practitioners, because that is the ONLY thing that they can rely on to help with a diagnosis. If the main diagnosing mechanism is faulty along with blind treatments, how does anyone heal? Perhaps physicians will insist upon better testing methods IF they had proper information about bad labs; many don’t realize that there’s a problem!
- Keep looking until you find the “right lab”. You are a tenacious person who did 12 samplings of stool, perhaps that’s the route for some people if they have nerves of steel! The end result paid off with a proper diagnosis of a parasite infection. People may need to inform their physicians that it COULD take that many samples. Again, thank you for sharing that story because it is a good one for people to keep in mind when confronting skeptics. The skeptical doctor will have to realize that 1-3 samples won’t get the results he’s looking for if he must use a lab that he’s contracted with.
- One thing I want to mention…. if you review Jane’s 7 micrographs you’ll see a notation of “Charcot Leyden-Like Structures?” It isn't a diagnosis but a question had been raised by the analyst. I didn’t know what those structures were and was curious enough to look them up. I read 5 different publications about them (I’ve learned from the past to never assume 1-2 publications are good enough). The information was very interesting to read.
If someone were to take those into an Infectious Disease physician, I believe that he might have to take note (you might have to specifically point out the question, I’m serious). “What about those structures and is this something to look further into as a possible cause for my symptoms?” They might be able to do more specific tests for diagnosing purposes to confirm the findings. After a clear diagnosis has been made by your doctor, they can work out a treatment protocol or whatever.
Using Jane as an example, again, her GP treated her blindly without knowing what was going on with her. Did you know that she was treated with anti-acids? Crazy! As it turns out she has had a serious parasite infection/infestation going on.
KT: “Change doctors? Go to a different specialty?”
DD: Definitely change doctors if you feel it is necessary. No sense in being tortured with continual insults and humiliation. It would be best to find a GP who is curious enough to collaborate with the other specialty docs. Most people start off with the General Practitioner and don’t get very far. Before dumping them, try to get a referral to see an Infectious Disease doctor. The best of the ID doctors are the ones who have had extensive experience working with HIV/AIDS patients; quite often, those patients are infected with parasites. A Tropical Medicine specialist, Parasitologist, or Microbiologist would be far better (this may have to be a referral through the ID doctor, I’m not sure. . . don’t remember); if necessary, it might be worth paying out of pocket. If I had to pick one, I'd probably go with a Tropical Medicine physician because they often have exposure with "exotic diseases" and that would include parasites.
The ONLY problem is that all of them use the exact same labs, unless the testing is highly specific – like antigen specific testing. A Parasitologist or Microbiologist might have their own lab, but Monique-1 had a run in with her Microbiologist who is well-known and her tests came back negative! This was around the time that she saw a load of parasites in the toilet and she’s still dealing with a terrible problem.
Here’s a really good question to ask your doctor, “If you had a possible infectious disease who would you go to – who do doctors see for these kinds of things?” No sense in seeing any doctor that you’re referred to, go to the best instead! Also, ask several doctors that question. If the same name keeps coming up, you may have a bright physician who is willing to help you.
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