Finding a specialist who provides individualized treatment
Connect is an amazing place to support, educate, and help each other. We're spread out across the country, and even the world, so our experiences are varied because of this.
One thing most of us have in common, is the struggle to find the "right" doctor.
I've been doing all that I can to educate myself on osteoporosis treatment–Great Bones by Dr. McCormick, Dr. Ben Leder's Combined and Sequential Approaches to Osteoporosis Therapy, the very informative YouTube videos by Dr. Doug Lucas, and delving into the peer reviewed research. Having done so, I can't bear the idea of burning through multiple specialists to find one willing to do the testing and research needed to be able to figure out and treat the cause of my bone loss.
The chance that anyone in my area reads this and is able to make a suggestion is slim, but it's worth a shot.
I live in the midwest U.S. Unfortunately, the Mayo Clinic is not on my plan (it's and HMO). Much of the UW (University of Wisconsin) Health system in central and southern Wisconsin, as well as Swedish American in Rockford, IL are on the plan as well as smaller community based systems throughout the region all the way west to Dubuque, IA.
If by any miracle someone out there can point me in the direction of an open-minded and capable specialist worth looking into, I'd be especially grateful.
Feel free to send me a private message if you prefer that to posting.