Does anyone know of a good doctor in the San Francisco area, who can deal with gallstones/gallbladder issues?
My doctor (who I've only been with for three months) sent me for an ultrasound about 2 months ago and it detected asymptomatic, silent stones. I'm currently overweight (working hard on correcting that though and I've lost 8 pounds already). I have done the Liver Flush once and it went fine.
Now I want to find a new doctor, preferably one who is open to alternative therapies after yesterday's visit. My current doctor is clearly quite closed-minded to alternative therapies after the way he spoke to me yesterday but that's not what worries me... When I asked for another lipid panel (blood cholesterol test) to see if my cholesterol was lowered he wouldn't do it and told me to go in July. Not only that, he was very vague about the ultrasound. He can't tell me anything about what was found, only his statement of "it shows as a shadow on the gallbladder. Must be gallstones." He can't tell me what kind of gallstones, or even how big they are or how many. He doesn't seem to want to do any further tests to find out either. When I asked him for dietary advice he said there was nothing I could do. When I asked about whether Atkins diet would affect Gallstones he didn't appear to know and told me to read the book. In short, my visit to him yesterday was useless, and I can learn more on the medical sites on the internet.
I think I need to arm myself with some more information about this, but how can I do that with this sort of doctor?