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I haven't had a primary physician since I've been an adult and I can probably count the times I've been on both hands. Maybe an exaggeration, but if I go it's usually for something quite serious that requires a specialist.

Anyway, I hadn't seen a doc for over a year and needed to submit an annual blood test to keep my heart meds in force. I had an appointment with my new Cardiologist. He happens to be my Dad's doc who saved his life with a stent 2 years ago while suffering a heart attack during cataract surgery.

The visit started with him reviewing my cardiac history, previous blood tests and remarks my former Doc had noted. Then I gave him a stack of papers with Cardio and Lipid profiles, A1c tests, an MNR particle test, etc from the last 12 month period.

A cover 2 page letter describing my coming to terms with high FBG numbers, research and taking action by daily testing and starting a LCHF WOE was the initial shocker. I also stated that I had dumped bread and grains, absolutely no sugar in any form, virtually no processed foods, hardly any fruit and lots of fat, fat, fat.

Actually he was ecstatic, and I followed by stating how healthy I felt, my energy levels, stamina, improved cognitive function, fat loss around the chest and belly and the bloating was gone that put pressure on my diaphragm making brisk exercise uncomfortable.

He praised me and stated he wished all his patients would be that interested and proactive as far as their health was concerned. He also stated with all new patients he likes to give them a treadmill stress test to graphically see their heart function under heavy load.

He listened to my heart and chest and my history of hiking and exercise and determined it was not necessary even though I'd not had one in several years. Also he was perfectly OK with me cutting my statin dose in half and my slightly elevated LDLs which I stated had climbed due to a high fat diet.

Finally I told him I need to get my A1c in the 4% range if possible and may need some help. He recommended Metformin and I asked for XR for less possible gastric distress. He wrote the script pronto. Over all a very good visit. This doc is young, aggressive a very good listener and willing to think outside the box.

The visit ended with him saying "this is exciting" and that I should write a book. Sounds like he's on my team!
 

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Excellent choice in a doctor. Doesn't it feel good to have a doctor that listens and understands :)
 

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I literally could not be happier for you!

And just think, the doctor probably did the happy dance, over having a patient who studies and thinks about and acts on what he learns!
 
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