I didn’t know whether to open a new topic, but then I remembered this thread and I think this will fit right in. First let’s start by quoting myself from this other thread:
soooo … i went to my appoinment, he told me my cholesterol was high, I told him I didn’t really mind because my hdl was high, my trigs were low and my ratios were just fine. He tried to give me statins, I refused and tried to explain why just to be dismissed. I tried to give him good calories bad calories for him to read and he told me he didn’t have time to read it!!! I tried to give him the latest study @richard posted here and he said he was fine (meaning no thank you, I am god and I know everything already you peasant). I tried to give him some links to some lectures by Peter Attia, Ivor Cummins, Zoe Harcombe, Jeffry Gerber, etc, and he said he wasn’t interested.
This left me feeling like WTF!! How are you even a doctor!!! I do all the research and serve it to you on a silver platter and you can’t even read it? You don’t have time?!? You don’t have time to study on what you do every day? You don’t have time to read some studies and get up to date with the latest research for the good of your patients? I am so mad I can’t see straight. Mind you I only went to him in the first place because he is on a paleo doctors site (and I know paleo is not keto, but it was the closest thing I could find), but it turns out only one of his DAs is paleo, and … grrr, I’m fuming. Needless to to say I am never going to him again.
Anyway, I just wanted to vent. I am tired of being my own doctor and trying to figure out everything on my own, all I wanted to know why my hair might be falling off, he just said he didn’t know but also dismissed all my theories without even listening to me … apparently my cholesterol is all that matters.
btw, this is my cholesterol panel
Oh, and also, I told him my insulin was high and that was a little concerning (since I know optimal is bellow 5, or more like bellow 3) to maybe discus metformin, he just looked at the lab ranges and said it was normal, nothing to see here, move along. And the reason I was tested for insulin, a1c and crp is only because I asked for them.
Sorry about the rambling.