Dr. Turner is doing a phenomenal job.
Dr. Turner is doing a phenomenal job. I would be thrilled enough with the changes in my health since he joined MDVIP last year, but recently I have seen another side to this as well. In 9 months, I have dropped 49 lb, HgbA1C has gone from 6.3 to normal (after 6 months), have been weaned off bp meds (after 2 months), and triglycerides have gone from 388 to 112 (after 6 months). My life has completely turned around in terms of health and wellness as well as mental attitude. I am able to do things with family and friends that I havent been able to do in years. That in itself would be enough for me to strongly recommend MDVIP. However, one notices different things when there is something acute going on. I have a history of severe arthritis in my right knee and a previous surgery 10 years ago for torn meniscus. I sustained an acute injury on Dec 30 during water aerobics. Dr Turner did a very thorough exam and said there was more torn meniscus & referred me to my ortho MD. I have always liked my ortho MD, but he missed the boat on this one. He seemed very stressed, very rushed, and did a very minimal exam (only checked range of motion on each knee). His answers did not make sense to me and he provided no explanation for any of it. I would have accepted that if he had done a more thorough exam or ordered an MRI, but I was not completely satisfied with that experience since there was nothing objective on which to base the lack of treatment options. I contacted Dr Turner, told him what was going on, and asked if he would order an MRI and consider sending me for a second opinion. He immediately ordered the MRI, even though ortho should have ordered it. I had my MRI done in the afternoon on an afternoon Dr Turner was not even in the office. Before 8 am the next morning, the office had already to notify me of the results (torn meniscus on both the medial and lateral right knee) and provided a name for a second ortho consult, which I will be seeing next week. Regardless of what the second ortho MD says, the quality of care that I am getting from Dr Turner far exceeds what I got from my longstanding ortho doctor. His explanations have made perfect sense and he has helped me to understand what ortho MD was not able to convey to me. He went over what options may be available and why. Ortho may be the expert in the situation, but Dr Turner is the one who has been providing a far superior level of care. It is wonderful to have an MD who is truly a patient advocate.