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One of the most difficult things about mold illness is finding doctors who specialize in mole illness. This environmentally-triggered and chronic illness need a doctor or health care practitioner who has the knowledge and training to help you.
One of the reasons is that mold illness is an emerging area of specialty for doctors. Many patients may not be properly attended to and likely won’t benefit from the treatments. Particularly with so many medical practitioners claiming to know how to treat mold patients. This makes it hard to know who to choose.
The symptoms of mold-related illnesses often vary by individual. Mold exposure affects people differently and may affect several systems in the human body. As some people may manifest multiple symptoms, others may show few or none. There are countless stories of doctors giving patients one diagnosis after another because they don’t know how to identify mold-related illnesses.
There are various reasons for this problem. However, experience shows that the main reason falls under the following explanations:
Mold illness symptoms are basically many and diverse, so there is not just one sickness or specific symptom to pinpoint.
In this case, you may have chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, hormonal and adrenal abnormalities, digestive issues, and severe sinus symptoms. The main issue is that the symptoms of mold illness mimic symptoms of several diseases of the immune system.
Examples are, metabolism, hormone, even cancer. Furthermore, the current medical model in many countries teaches that, for each symptom, there should be a specific doctor to go to. When the symptoms are so many, and you go to a primary care doctor, you are then referred to a specialist.
The circle continues as they keep referring you to another specialist and so on. The list becomes more and more and the bills keep adding up. Instead of continuing on this path of constant doctor’s visits and medical expenses, many people give up. Even without ever finding out the source or cause of their health issues.
Mold Related Illnesses
Mycotoxins are the toxic byproducts of mold colonies. These toxins are the main cause of mold-related illnesses. Mold spores, whether toxic or non-toxic, can irritate eyes, sinuses, and worsen asthma for many people suffering it. Elderly individuals and others with compromised immune systems are at greater chance of illness due to mold exposure.
When foreign antigens enter the body of a healthy person, their immune systems usually fighting back constantly. This result in chronic illness, inflammation, allergies, and other kinds of symptoms.
How To Find a Doctor Who Specializes in Mold Illness
Helping as many sufferers of mold exposure as possible has become a burden due to the need for proper cure. However, a list of medical professionals who specialize in mold illness and offer treatment options have been compiled below.
The mold doctors that are listed here use a wide array of treatment modalities and some of them may not be best for all cases.
The information contained here is provided only to provide you with a starting point. This is with regard to doing your own due diligence in terms of knowing about and interviewing practitioners that might be appropriate for your situation. Kindly note that the listing of medical practitioners on this page does not suggest an endorsement or recommendation.
Mold doctors with an asterisk next to their name are known to adhere to the Shoemaker protocol. Mold doctors whose names are in bold are trusted and recommended by the late Dr. Thrasher. He was the most knowledgeable and trusted toxicologist that ever lived.
Phone: (520) 586-9111
Mary Ackerley, M.D.
Jaclyn Bain, N.D.
Jennifer Smith N.M.D. *
Lauren Deville, N.M.D.
Kam Tecaya, D.N.M.
California Phone: (805) 698-7483
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac.
Raj Patel, M.D.
Foster City, CA
Yoshi Rahm, D.O.
Dayna K. Kowata,
N.D. Irvine, CA
Neil Hirschenbein, M.D. *
La Jolla, CA
Amy Nett, M.D.
Menlo Park, CA
Steve Nelson, Pharm.D.,
Ph.D. Palm Desert, CA
Paula Vetter RN, MSN, FNP
Paso Robles, CA
Elizabeth Large, N.D.
San Rafael/Piedmont, CA
Eric Gordon, M.D.
Santa Rosa, CA
Neil Nathan, M.D.
Santa Rosa, CA
N.D. Santa Rosa, CA
M.D. Sebastapol, CA
MD South Pasadena, CA 626.838.5485
Craig Tanio, M.D.*
Donald P. Dennis
L.D. Empting Atlanta,
Phone: (404) 355-0933
Phone: (404) 845-7484
David Ou, M.D.*
Additional Ways to Find Doctor Specializing in Mole Illness Treatment
More ways to find doctors who specialize in mold treatment include:
American College of Environmental Medicine
On this website, you can find a search tool that you can use to find environmental medical doctors by geographic location. All though some of these doctors may not be mold doctors. Some of them are occupational medical doctors. Therefore, take your time to search extensively on each practitioner to if they really treat mold illness before making an appointment.
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC)
This website has a database of clinic directory by state. You have the option to choose your state and find out where and when clinics are held. Additionally, each state also lists the names of the doctors engaged in the clinic and what specific conditions they diagnosed and treated. Search specifically for mold and environmental illness and doctors that can effectively treat it. These clinics, however, may not be the endpoint. It can help you start the right conversations with the right kinds of doctors who can be of help to you.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
You can only search by your symptoms, state, postal code, and/or city on this website. The site does not have an online search tool. Here you can only find accredited naturopathic doctors included in the search result. The outcome of the search will include the doctors’ names and a list of their specialties and the conditions they treat. Their website and contacts will also be included.
International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness
This is a nonprofit professional medical society. It is aimed aims to raise awareness of the environmental causes of inflammatory illnesses. Also to support the recovery of individuals who are affected by these illnesses. This is carried out by the integration of clinical practice, education, and research. The website hosts a large searchable database of its approved professional environmental illness and mold treatment members. The medical professionals that are listed are usually approved for inclusion by the society’s board members. They specialize in environmentally-acquired illness.
The Institute for Functional Medicine
This website gives an explanation of functional medicine. It has the most comprehensive functional medical practitioner’s search tool for practices situated in the U.S. It has easy navigation and exceptional practitioners, like chiropractors, wellness clinics, and nutritionists. Inspectapedia – This website is dedicated to building and environmental inspection. It as well, offers a detailed list, by country and state, of environmental medicine and also mold doctors.