Leading an otherwise healthy, happy, fulfilling life, I had no reason to think I would ever find myself critically and chronically ill. One night in particular, my body could take no more as the physical symptoms were undeniable and the pain I felt in my brain led me to believe that I might only have days to live. I became a medical mystery as I started frequenting the ER of multiple hospitals and a couple of specialist to try and find answers. Everything came back NORMAL… blood tests, MRIs, EKGs, etc. Having seen Dr. Scott intermittently over the past couple years for help with my thyroid issues, I reached out to him and got an appointment as soon as I could.
He was the FIRST person to ask me, the patient, what I felt was happening. He patiently pieced together a time line of events based on our conversation leading up to my current debilitating state. In one visit, Dr. Scott gathered up enough information and ran the tests he felt were needed to get a possible answer. Two weeks later, he confirmed I had Lyme disease and other infections that had me bed ridden and in the most pain I’ve experienced in my life. I knew to heal, I’d have to do the work, but I had Dr. Scott on my team. He was as committed to healing me as my husband and I were. Many treatment protocols were shared with me so that I could decide what the best option was for myself. In 7 months time, Dr. Scott, myself, and my family have done the work required to heal from a disease that can mask itself as multiple debilitating lifelong chronic health issues.
I’m so thankful for the advanced medical care our modern day affords us, but how is that serving our health if we put band aids on symptom after symptom, just masking the root cause of what is causing a health decline? While the mainstream medical industry may have the desire to help people, doctors are not always afforded the time to work with a patient in an effort to heal the root cause of the illness. Not only did Dr. Scott and the entire team at Vine Healthcare lock arms with me on my health journey, they made it their mission to get me back to 100%. I cannot put a price tag on what Dr. Scott has done to help me, but I’m forever grateful. Ordinarily I hesitate to make business recommendations to people because it is such a personal experience. In this case I will tell everyone I know and probably everyone I don’t know that you do not have to settle when it comes to your health. Dr. Scott, Dr. Ellen, and the team they have assembled at Vine Healthcare will change your life for the very best…. they did for me and it’s the only place I’ll send my loved ones when we need care!