Truly cares about my health. Most of my doctors, and at 67 I now have 13 specialists, handle the specific thing my appointment is for, but that is all they seem to have time or interest for. Even my primary care physician, and I've had several, because they only take time to review whatever reports the specialists sent. And they do not seem to really care about my overall health that much, or even followup to see if a treatment plan actually works or does not. ¶ ¶ I have been with Dr. MacAlexander about four years. And from the first he has shown interest in my overall health, not just my foot needs. He asks about how treatments I am getting from other doctors are progressing. And tells me when they are not doing as they ought and suggests questions I can ask that doctor about why not or about alternatives. ¶ ¶ For example, Dr MacAlexander was the first of my doctors to suggest that wheat was probably bad for me. Going off of wheat not only cured my neuropathy, but also cured my arthritis, improved my short term memory, and my balance. I even unexpectedly lost some weight without restricting my intake. And going off wheat has reduced my insulin needs by 90% in 9 months after being type two diabetic for 20 years. It turns out that many of us are allergic to the new dwarf wheat now prevalent in our food supply. And that there are 22 of the worst diseases known to man that are mimicked by this allergy, if you're allergic to wheat. If you are allergic to wheat these mimicked diseases can be 'cured' by just omitting wheat from your diet. See "Wheat Belly" by cardiologist William Davis, MD. It is available at the Gig Harbor library. My endocrinologist is impressed that my diabetes seems to be almost cured, but hasn't started to suggest all her other patients at least try it because it cures quite a few. My internist does not seem even impressed that my arthritis went away. It is as if he doesn't believe it. ¶ ¶ Another time when I showed up for what I thought was a regular appointment with Dr. MacAlexander, while I was feeling dizzy. He took one look at me, asked two quick questions and then informed me that my appointment was canceled. I might be having a stroke. And he ordered me to go to emergency immediately. Emergency concurred and ran a whole battery of tests taking almost 24 hours. ¶ ¶ I don't think any of my other doctors would have even noticed something not having to do with their own appointment, let alone to cancel. And he made sure that he got reports on every test they ran even though none of them had direct bearing on my feet. None of my other doctors were interested in getting any of those hospital tests, even though I reported what happened to them. ¶ ¶ Even when nothing dramatic happens at an appointment I always feel like Dr MacAlexander truly cares about my health and well-being. And that is decidedly different feeling than I get from other doctors.