GREAT COOL Doctor: Too Much Milk Intake can cause Severe Iron Deficiency Anemia: My son Nelson was well , gaining weight , and playful, seems very normal to me. I brought him to see Dr. Truong for 2 y.o well child check up 2 months ago. Before seeing Dr Truong, the medical assistant asked many questions about nutrition: what he eats, what he drinks, how much, how many times per day... When walked in the exam room, Dr Truong looked at my son, did the routine exam and gave him shots. She then again asked many more questions about his nutrition. When I told her that my son drinks around 40-45 oz of whole milk, and 2 bottles of orange juice per day, for more than 6 months, and he did not eat solid food. She then told me firmly that I should cut the milk amount to 20 oz per day, cut the orange juice to the minimum, drinks much more water instead, and try to feed him more nutritious solid food. She explained to me that drinking too much milk inhibit his appetite, and also can cause Iron deficiency anemia...ect... She ordered some blood test the same day, and made appointment for follow up the following week. But the next day, her receptionist called me saying that Dr Truong wanted to see us immediately: my son had moderate to severe Iron deficiency anemia with hematocrit went down to 26. She then reassured me, explained to me in details about my son condition, instructed me carefully about the importance of the right and healthy nutrition..., and give prescription of Iron. With only simple Iron drops daily, and the right nutrition, after only one month, my son's anemia is completely resolved, but he had to continue Iron drops for total 6 months. From this incidence, I learned a lot from her, how logic and simple way to feed and raise a child. And how serious it can happen to our children if we go on the wrong path. I don't have enough words to say how grateful I'm for her kind help, her precious experience, dedication to the job so well done. Amanda
I had an MRI showing a torn meniscus. I was referred by my General Practitioner to Doctor Golod. My surgery is in a week. What I can already say is that I was grossly overweight, smoked, and was a walking candidate for a heart attack. Doctor Golod took the time to "scare me straight. He told me straight out that the general anesthetia might kill me and recommended local anesthetic. I left the office two weeks ago committed to improving. I quit smoking cold turkey and put myself on a good diet. We will see how the surgery goes; but I was impressed that Dr. Golod took the time to care, took the time to explain the problems in my way, and did not push me into surgery.
Doctor Mitra Emami is a very fine doctor. She listens patiently, she does not force any medication or procedure on you, and she will try to guide you and work with you to solve whatever zombie-like malady is wearing you down. This is exactly how she helped me. I had lost my appetite, my strength and my balance, and she ennabled me to regain all three. If someone else had a bad experience with her, all I can say is to be patient yourself, build a professional relationship with her, or with any doctor for that matter. Over time you will get the service you will be well satisfied with, as I am with Dr Emami.