When I came to Vine Healthcare, I was absolutely at my wit’s end. I dealt with chronic fatigue, digestive issues and female hormone imbalances for years. I saw many other doctors and nutritionists but was unable to find relief. Despite the fact that I’d been on thyroid hormone replacement for almost a year, my thyroid symptoms were nearly debilitating. At 25, I couldn’t stay awake past 9 p.m. and my strict diet wasn’t doing anything to ease my stomach pain. Although I balked at the initial cost of testing, I felt that even a few small answers would make it worth my time and money.
Dr. Ellen diagnosed me with autoimmune thyroid disease, which was the first step in my healing. I switched to a more effective medication and my energy levels skyrocketed. I was also encouraged to make dietary changes that finally brought me some relief. I like to know as much about my healthcare plan as possible, and I loved that I was always given as much time and explanation as I wanted in regards to my labs, treatment plan and alternative therapy options.
Vine Healthcare is a very special blend of cutting edge medicine and alternative treatment, and it’s a place where patients feel respected and affirmed. The doctors are completely undaunted by difficult symptoms, which always makes me feel less frustrated and alone.
I have more energy, less anxiety and have been able to reduce my antibodies since my first visit to Vine Healthcare. Plus, I’ve lost weight!
Dr. Ellen’s empathy, dedication and commitment to truly listening to her patients are things I’ve never experienced from a practitioner. From my very first visit, I felt the whole team at Vine Healthcare were caring partners in my journey toward wellness. They gave me hope in what was truly one of the most challenging periods of my life. I am so thankful!