My testimonial is long because I am not your average patient. I have used Dr. Parke for approximately two years. I say “used” because that was the nature of our relationship while she acted as a consultant for me long distance. Dr. Parke began consulting for me while I lived in Central Texas and could not find a competent primary care doctor. I had gall stones which required gall bladder removal that lead to a whole host of issues ending in multiple organ failure within two months.
My primary diagnosis were Autoimmune Hepatitis and Lupus. I went to two area hospitals prior to being transported four hours away to a nationally ranked transplant hospital where I stayed over a month. While my specialists were great at treating my failing liver, kidneys and heart, no one could explain to me why this was happening until Dr. Parke did. I was sent home on heavy steroids and immunosupressants to control flares but only Dr. Parke found the reason my body began fighting against me.
My meds appeared to be upsetting my stomach so doses were changed, then meds were changed, an Egd was performed and finally my specialist listened to Dr. Parke and ordered a Celiac test which was positive. What Dr. Parke knew and has since taught me is that gall bladders are often affected by processing gluten and when this is ignored, in extreme cases, the liver is attacked.
Dr. Parke changed my diet and my symptoms subsided like a light switch had been flipped. She also suggested acupuncture and helped me pick a local doctor which immediately helped just as she said it would.
I am now on transplant lists at hospitals in Texas and Arizona but, by working with Dr. Parke, I have been able to keep the scalpels at bay. In fact, my liver now functions as a normal person’s does!
Dr. Parke says I am a “scary patient” due to the severity of my multiple diseases so, from your scariest patient, thank you!