I was very disappointed with Dr. Elizabeth Maier. She missed the very obvious even when I suggested to her that was what I thought might be going on.
Instead she sent me on a wild goose chase involving extensive testing with naturopaths which fortunately I dropped out of and went to my endocrinologist who was shocked Dr Maier had missed the problem.
I have chosen to stay with one medical but she is no longer my doctor.
I’m all for a combination of standard western medicine and naturopathic and Chinese.
When a patient, however, is complaining of symptoms that are making it very difficult for her to function daily and has an idea what’s going on, maybe listening to the patient would be a good idea.
I mean I wasn’t sure or anything but I did ask if the problems could be all caused by periimenopause and she flatly said no.
She tested me for a number of things that were important to rule out and I had no problem with that but to go on the endless naturopathic road when I was in that kind of shape was not the answer.
And what is it with some naturopathics? It’s like all they can see is gluten!I don’t need one medical to contact me.
As i said she is no longer my dr. I just want to share my experience to warn other women in similar situations that this dr is not your best option.
For everyone else, I’d still say she’s cold and rushed even if you show up early to your appointment.
And she skips some obvious stuff-like taking your blood pressure even when you say something like sometimes it feels like my head is suddenly in a vice.
Turns out that’s a type of hot flash by the way and it means your blood pressure shoots up unexpectedly.
Now that I have a small dose of estrogen patch from my endo this never happens anymore at all. Ditto for constant migraines, vomiting, etc