Dr Turner has been my PCP for almost 20 years and he has always been a wonderful doctor.

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| July, 21 2014 | for Kevin W. Turner, MD
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Dr Turner has been my PCP for almost 20 years and he has always been a wonderful doctor. As his practice got busier and busier, however, I normally had to see the NP if anything acute was going on. I was lucky if I got to see Dr Turner once a year. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the same as seeing Dr Turner. During those years, I managed to gain close to 100 lb and had tried everything short of bariatric surgery to try to get it off. I was completely discouraged and had never lost more than 20 lb and that was painstaking slow (like 1/4 lb. a week). I knew I was prediabetic, felt bad, the weight didn't help my asthma, and I felt guilty because I am an RN and should be a better example. Dr Turner knew the answers, but didn't know I was so discouraged. I knew I was discouraged, but I didn't know what I could do to lose the weight and correct my metabolism. I wasn't too sure about MDVIP, but I liked the idea of the required physical, the preventative aspect, and felt that Dr Turner deserved a chance. I knew I needed the physical, though I was confident it would be bad. It was bad. The labs were really bad and I was on the verge of diabetes. 3 months ago Dr Turner put me on a less than 20 g net carb a day diet. Within a week I felt like a new person. I am now down almost 30 lb. The labs were just redone and I am amazed at how much better they are. My HgbA1C went from 6.3 to 5.8. I am almost out of the prediabetes range and my triglycerides (which have been high as long as I can remember) are much better. The small dense LDL particles went from an outrageous 775 to 252. I am completely off the bp meds, I have more energy, and I am breathing so much better. I feel like a whole new person. I love that there are no long waits, that I actually get to see Dr Turner, and that he actually has time to explain things to me so that I can understand what is going on metabolically. He looks so much less stressed and so much happier. He is so good at teaching but was so pressed for time before. Yes, it is expensive, but to me it is definitely worth the cost.