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Pediatric Endocrinologist

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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 18:37

Hello Ladies,

I am looking for a good pediatric endocrinologist for my daughter, preferably in Dubai. She is almost 8 years old and is going through precocious puberty. She has also developed an auto-immune disorder and I would really like to consult a good pediatric endocrinologist at the earliest.

Any leads / advice would be greatly appreciated.

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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 25 January 2020 - 12:37
Hello, maybe give North West Clinic a call. https://northwestclinic.ae/zia-ul-hasan.php or https://northwestclinic.ae/ejaz-waseem.php good Luck
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 15 January 2020 - 21:50
[quote=Dubai Diva_2004]Hello Ladies, I am looking for a good pediatric endocrinologist for my daughter, preferably in Dubai. She is almost 8 years old and is going through precocious puberty. She...
Hi Dubai Diva_2004, adesperatehousewife, cocoalarab, I have questions around the same area regarding my 11 year old. Is there any way to speak with any of you or email you regarding this. This is a bit urgent and i am really looking for some guidance.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 08 May 2019 - 16:33
This made me smile. You need to read a lot, A LOT mum2girls. http://hypothyroidmom.com/300-hypothyroidism-symptoms-yes-really/ http://primaldocs.com/opinion/zonulin-leaky-gut/ The fact that you...
Hi , my daughter has been diagnosed with hitshimoto and hypothyroid ! Honestly m looking at functional medicine , so u recommend anyone here in dubai ! The thing is that her hypotheoid is extreemly high its 14.9 ! Nit sure if i should start conventional straight away and fix things or go to functional medicine
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EW MASTER
Latest post on 04 February 2016 - 11:46
Yes, there is. Someone recommended that I see Dr. Ali Hassan Mundi who works in Sulaiman al Habib. He is a pediatric endocrinologist.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 04 February 2016 - 08:27
Hello Ladies, I am looking for a good pediatric endocrinologist for my daughter, preferably in Dubai. She is almost 8 years old and is going through precocious puberty. She has also developed an auto-immune disorder and I would really like to consult a good pediatric endocrinologist at the earliest. Any leads / advice would be greatly appreciated. Hi Dubai diva, My daughter is also 8 years. And the doctor ( Dr Hubert) says she may have precocious puberty. Can you tell me what doctor you visited and how.was your experience? It seems like there are no paediatric endocrinologist in dubai.. Thanks
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 19 January 2015 - 13:58
Ladies, thank you so much for your advice. Appreciate it!
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 23:23
Mum2girls, I am glad you challenged my belief because now you and everyone knows more. Celiac and Hashimotos are so deeply interconnected that each might cause the other. Take the time to actually read these links: http://www.celiaccentral.org/thyroid/ http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/110310p52.shtml http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2111403/ Not all Functional Medicine doctors are acupuncturists or give out supplements. Autoimmune disorders need more than conventional medicine. That is why I was sending an 8 year old girl to a medical doctor who is trained as a Functional medicine doctor, because Functional medicine addresses autoimmunity, conventional medicine doesn't. <em>edited by Chocobella on 18/01/2015</em>
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 23:16
Sandfly, I agree, there are good and bad in all streams of medicine. And I agree people do get duped when they are desperate. But to say the doctor I am telling the OP to go to is 'inappropriate' is grossly wrong. This is a medical doctor, 'trained' in Functional medicine. Their focus is 'Food and.what it is doing to us, how it affects us", especially with regards to chronic conditions. They get to the 'root' cause. Which conventional doctors as a rule do not. Autoimmunity needs a functional practitioner because it needs the 'functional approach'. And all conventional doctors I have seen only wanted to give medicines, I never got an answer to 'why'. Functional Medicine gets you to the why, and starts healing from there. When you go to an endocrinologist for a thyroid disorder, he will look at your thyroid numbers, possibly only at irrelevant numbers because that is what they have been taught, give you a script of T4 and send you home. Functional Medicine doctor will know, and tell you, that thyroid, adrenals, *** hormones are interconnected, that they do not function independently, therefore just treating the thyroid is not going to give you relief from over 300 symptoms of Hypothyroidism. He/she will also tell you that the thyroid makes T1, T2,T3,T4 and Calcitonin. T4, popular treatment favored by endocrinologists, needs to convert to T3, the "Active" form of thyroid hormone, that needs to get into your cells for your body to function optimally. T4 is inadequate in most people because you may or may not convert T4 to T3. So you may need T3 in addition to t4. Then there is the issue of Reverse T3. Will a conventional doctor get into these details with you? Highly unlikely. If Functional Medicine Doctors were 'inappropriate', do you think you would have a clinic like DNA health established here? You mean to say these medical doctors, who after completing their medical degrees, are then trained to get to the root cause of disease and are helping thousands of patients left untreated or undertreated or indeed, 'inappropriately' treated by conventional doctors, are thugs? Conventional doctors KNOW what they are doing: putting "band aids": you complain about fatigue, they tell you exercise more, you tell them about depression, they send you to a psychiatrist, you tell them about internal trembling, they tell you it's in your head, you tell them about palpitations, they send you to the cardiologist. Can you not see where conventional medicine has left us? People have been put on 30-35 scripts, and they are still not well, given antidepressants when what was needed was correction of *** hormones. People have been made out to be having heart issues when they needed thyroid hormone. And have you seen any doctor address autoimmunity? Never. It is the model of conventional medicine that is the issue, not the doctors. Because Functional medicine doctors are these very same conventional doctors, who have chosen to get trained in a different model of care of the sick. <em>edited by Chocobella on 18/01/2015</em>
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EW OLDHAND
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 23:06
Sorry DubaiDiva, the thread has taken on a life of it's own. In case you missed by other post, Dr. Donnatell at American Hospital, not sure if she is a paediatric Endo or not, but I have seen kids waiting to see her. Good luck
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EW OLDHAND
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 23:04
Well said Sandfly ! I didn't even want to get into the advice to not bother sending someone's 8 year old daughter with a life debilitating illness, to a specialist medical Dr. As an aside, I do see a Functional Practitioner for my own health issues, I have acupuncture and take herbal supplements but I do it as a complimentary adjunct to my medical physician and the pharmaceuticals that keep me ticking over. <em>edited by mum2girls on 18/01/2015</em>
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EW OLDHAND
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 22:49
BTW, Hashimotos is not THE cause of Celiac Disease. People with Hashimotos have a risk factor to develop Celiac. Most Celiacs do not have Thyroid issues, but some do. You have a one-track mind Choccabella and I'm not interested in an argument, however I don't believe your statements should be left sitting there unchallenged.
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EW GURU
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 22:48
Chocobella, I am glad you are happy with whoever you are seeing, however you are putting people's health at risk by trying to divert them to inappropriate advisors. I'm sorry you had bad experiences with the doctors you saw. I've seen a few specialists over the years and several GPs, and I had the 'not listening' experience twice. I didn't go back to those doctors. There are good and bad in every profession... but can you not hear how utterly ridiculous it is to claim that doctors don't know what they're doing, only (insert trendy title of choice) can possibly solve anyone's health problems, etc. Have you ever known anyone going through treatment for a serious disease - cancer, for example? Ever read any of the books by people going through the experience of late stage cancer? they get deluged by people telling them 'you just need to try X' or 'you just need to see Y'. And you know what works, to the extent that anything does? As proven by actual evidence? Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery, in different combinations in different circumstances. I wouldn't wish going through chemo on my worst enemy - and I am pretty sure that neither would the oncologists - but it is done because it has been shown to be effective. Those people who reject it in favour of 'natural' or 'functional' or 'herbal' treatment - don't live as long. And it makes me really, really, angry, that people still peddle this line, this 'you don't want those nasty drugs, they are all part of the big conspiracy' and discourage people from the one possibility of effective treatment, sometimes until it is too late. I know you aren't, here, talking about cancer, but really for the sake of all that is holy, do you actually believe that all of the hundreds of doctors, medical researchers, other medical staff are either stupid or unethical? Are they selected especially for these qualities when they enter medical training? or are they brainwashed during that training? If. An. Alternative. Treatment. Can. Be. Shown. To. Work, It. Is. No. Longer. Alternative. Because doctors, generally, actually want to help people back to health, they don't want to pour medicines down their throats (particularly where those doctors are also budget holders as in the NHS), they don't want long term patients making demands on their overstretched resources, if those people can be helped back to health. Are there dodgy ethics in the pharmaceutical world? For sure. They are trying to sell things, and it's very easy to find yourself gradually crossing invisible lines in the pursuit of sales. And can research be 'tainted'? For sure, it must be easy to see things on the whiter side of grey if your funds come from someone who desperately wants them to be white - normal human nature and the subconscious's well documented tendency to confirmation bias. But none of that is exclusive to the 'legitimate' pharma world, and the controls against it being given undue weight are greater in that world than any of the alternatives. If you want to do something effective - join the movement calling for disclosure of the results of all trials, rather than just those that go the way the funders want, instead of setting yourself against the entirety of the modern medicine to which you may one day owe your life.
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 22:45
So heart failure in otherwise healthy looking individuals and miscarriage are not serious? And I was telling you to read about autoimmune disorders in general. From your responses it is clear you know very little. Read more. I have 3 AI disorders. So I am not just talking about 'Hypo T'. It's very interesting how you are dismissive WITHOUT attempting to read some. <em>edited by Chocobella on 18/01/2015</em>
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 22:28
This made me smile. You need to read a lot, A LOT mum2girls. http://hypothyroidmom.com/300-hypothyroidism-symptoms-yes-really/ http://primaldocs.com/opinion/zonulin-leaky-gut/ The fact that you say, "other than hypothyroidism, which is probably the least serious of all the autoimmune diseases out there," shows you have ZERO idea about autoimmunity. Did you know Untreated or Undertreated hypothyroid condition can lead to miscarriage and heart failure? Do you know Hashimotos is the CAUSE of Celiac disease? <em>edited by Chocobella on 18/01/2015</em>
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EW OLDHAND
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 22:24
There is a lovely lady endocrinologist at American Hospital, Italian and worked in the UK for a long time, I am not sure if she is a paediatric Endo or not, however I have seen kids waiting to see her. Chocobella, when you say that autoimmune diseases begin because of a leaky gut, it really emphasises how little knowledge you have about autoimmune illnesses in general other than hypothyroidism, which is probably the least serious of all the autoimmune diseases out there. HypoT is not comparable with the likes of Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, all of which are autoImmune and far more complex than being caused by a 'leaky gut'. edited by mum2girls on 18/01/2015 <em>edited by mum2girls on 18/01/2015</em>
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 21:57
Dubai Diva, if you are new to autoimmune disorder, read these links: http://www.thepaleomom.com/about-sarah-2 http://www.thyroidpharmacist.com/author.html http://terrywahls.com/about/about-terry-wahls/ Please also know, once you develop an autoimmune disorder, there is a strong likelihood that if it goes unchecked, you will develop others. Please take her to a Functional medicine doctor, they are the ONLY doctors who know how to treat this, or ANY health issue. I had Hypothyroidism for several years, I had no idea what Hashimotos is, because the 'Endocrinologist' didn't BOTHER to check. Why? Because they are NOT equipped to deal with autoimmune conditions, so they don't bother to check for them!! 90% of hypo or hyper thyroid conditions are caused by autoimmune conditions Graves and Hashimotos. When I was going to see my first Functional medicine doctor, I was worried because I wanted to talk about my disease, understand how to put myself into remission. My experience with conventional doctors was that they get upset if you 'talk' to them about your OWN health. That they want to hand you a script and see you off. This is what I was told about Functional medicine doctors: "He's a Functional Medicine physician - he gets it. You won't have to educate him. Go prepared and he'll be glad you did your homework. Most Functional Medicine physicians are great team mates." Team mates, not "I am the doctor, you are the patient hence you are an idiot, hence I will not talk to you about your own health".
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 21:42
Really Sandfly? And that is why they have practioners in Functional Medicine working here, right? Even establishing a whole clinic? You have NO CLUE what "medicine" is. When you get an autoimmune condition, and conventional doctors make you run around in circles instead of giving you answers and putting you on the path of recovery then I will talk to you about "Evidence". 'Medicine' is not the focus of Functional practice unlike conventional doctors, nutrition and finding and treating the 'root cause' is. <em>edited by Chocobella on 18/01/2015</em>
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EW GURU
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 21:34
What do you call alternative medicine (or "functional medicine" or whatever) that is supported by evidence? Medicine. Sorry can't help with the paediatric endocrinologist, but if you can't find a good one here, I would travel to see one rather than risking your daughter's health with unproven, err, stuff.
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 18 January 2015 - 20:42
Dubai Diva, I would suggest, no, request you take her to a Functional Medicine Practitioner. Functional medicine doctors are trained to find the cause of any disorder rather than giving band aid solutions. Autoimmune disorders begin because of leaky gut, the gut microbiome is the basis of good or bad health. Diet is a HUGE factor in putting Autoimmune disorders into remission. This is something conventional doctors do not follow, as they are not equipped to deal with autoimmune issues. They will likely give her drugs to suppress her immune system which will lead to further damage. Please do not go to an endocrinologist. They are the most clueless ones. Go here http://www.dnahealthcorp.com/news/view/341/senior-medical-faculty-announced-for-regions-first-of-its-kind-integrative-medicine-facility-on-abu-dhabis-saadiyat-island. If you feel like, write to me at niari70 at g mail dot com. I have first hand experience of it. ETA, you asked for an Endocrinologist, is it something to do with thyroid?
 
 

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