I'm looking for a new endocrinologist in Houston, TX that will support my Dr. Bernstein, low carb diet. Do you know of any? How did you find out if your endocrinologist would support it?
I don't live in Houston, but I wanted to help. General internet search results for drs supporting low-carb eating in your area:
Joel S. Kneitz, MD
Saint Lukes Medical Clinic
6624 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Gerardo Bueso, MD
5711 Almeda Rd
Houston, Texas 77004
I hope this is helpful. :)
Thank you so much! I did an internet search but somehow missed this. Much appreciated!
You're very welcome! I know how difficult it is to feel like you're fighting with a medical professional that you really need support from. I truly hope you find a doctor that fits your needs!
Fighting with or teaching. haha.
I thought my endo was fully on board, and actually sounded pretty knowledgeable about the 6/12/12 diet.
Then during my last appointment, I mentioned it again and he spoke as though he'd never heard of anything so stupid and then went on about kidney function.
When I mentioned I was taking 6 and then 12 CARBS, rather than...I am beginning to imagine he thought I meant exchanges, he wasn't so understanding, nor did he claim to have heard of Dr. Bernstein.
I feel like I start fresh every time I have an appointment. Each encounter is random.
I'm sorry, I can see how that would be so frustrating. It amazes me how someone so educated about health can miss the low carb diet's benefits. All the conventional knowledge of high carb and more insulin is obviously so ineffective. It's endocrinologists job to be able to help diabetics... so the fact that they haven't researched it enough to know who Dr. Bernstein is, is just annoying.
Sorry for the short vent, just frustrated at the current system.
Best of luck on finding a supportive and knowledgeable doctor.
Here's a list of low carb friendly Dr's. You can do a search for a state or city in the upper right.
You can look at the board over at diabetes-book.com. There is at least one discussion of Dr. B friendly doctors in Houston. They also have some discussion of the doctors mentioned below.
Thanks, I'll check it out!