Find The Right Doctor, Get Out Of The Cycle
Today, the number of chronically ill patients is at an all time high. Many Americans afflicted by these “invisible illnesses” are stuck suffering with treatment plans that never get them back to their full potential. Unfortunately, due to their symptoms, medical practitioners are not always able to pinpoint a direct cause of the illness. However, newer medical testing has been able to link environmental exposures as a potential culprit. Environmentally acquired illness (EAI) refers to serious chronic health problems caused by exposure to mold and other biotoxins, Lyme and other persistent infections, toxic chemicals such as pesticides, heavy metals, air pollution, dust, and other irritants found in the environment. With a variety of symptoms so similar to others, it’s no wonder mold illness goes under the radar.
- Aches and pains
- Changes in mood
- Memory loss
- Allergy and irritation
- Runny or blocked nose
- Watery, red eyes
- Dry cough
- Skin rashes
- Sore throat
- Losing hair
- Confusion or memory loss
- Numbness in hands and feet
- Stomach pains
- Sensitivity to light
- Gaining weight for no reason
- Muscle cramps
Finding the answer may seem impossible after years of never knowing the pieces to solving the puzzle, however, we’ve created a guide for those who may be in this expensive and painful loop. First need to use our best friend in the 21st century, the internet. With so many medical practitioners claiming to know how to treat mold patients, it is hard to know who to choose.
Find someone who knows symptoms.
It’s surprising how many different specialists treat the same symptom — depending on its underlying cause. Bouncing from specialist to specialist can be costly, when still unsure which kind of physician specializes in treating the disease or condition (or undiagnose), start with a primary care physician first. (View our list)
Find someone with credibility.
Check to see whether the doctor is board-certified through the Certification Matters site, which the American Board of Medical Specialties maintains. According to Certification Matters, “Board-certified primary care doctors have not only met the licensing requirements of their states, but also passed comprehensive exams in internal medicine. Doctors also have to keep up with the latest developments in their fields to maintain their certification, so be sure they’re giving up-to-date advice.”
It’s critical to make sure the doctor’s philosophy of care lines up.
Every culture has its own customs, ideas and taboos about medical care, so find a doctor who not only speaks a common language, but is sensitive to each situation.
The mold doctors listed here use a wide range of treatment modalities, many of which may not be appropriate for all situations. The information on this page is provided only to give patients a starting point with regard to doing their own due diligence in terms of learning about and interviewing practitioners that might be appropriate for their situations. Please understand that the listing of physicians and other medical practitioners on this page does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by us.