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    Ah... I don't see that anywhere. Is it a private group?
    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarSong View Post
    Ah... I don't see that anywhere. Is it a private group?
    It's this group:

    http://www.natmedtalk.com/showthread...d=1#post228571

    I joined the Senior group and the one in the link. They are owned by the same people I think,

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    Thanks for the info, Jamin. I had no idea SF was part of a larger umbrella of forums.
    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

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    Jamin, May I ask WHY you were depressed for 10 years ? Is everything OK now ? I hope so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Jamin, May I ask WHY you were depressed for 10 years ? Is everything OK now ? I hope so.
    It was a SLUGGISH thyroid, and finally the D.O. put me on Armour and the depression lifted in 4 days. It was after menopause and things so change in our bodies during this time of our life, did for me with all that I've analyzed in my long life. Then found some yrs later Vit D was causing a LOW mood and found how deficient I was there....so so so many people are Vit D deficient. No I'm not depressed now but some days would like to feel 50 again. j

    Hey, just notice you are in So. Cal. what area?

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    Jamin, I'm in the Los Angeles Harbor area. It's called Rancho Palos Verdes. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

    There are 1000's of us here.


    I used to live in Santa Monica. Worked on Wilshire Blvd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Jamin, I'm in the Los Angeles Harbor area. It's called Rancho Palos Verdes. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

    There are 1000's of us here.


    I used to live in Santa Monica. Worked on Wilshire Blvd.
    Ah, very nice RPV, I've been in Santa Monica for about 50 yrs and OH, the changes...used to a quiet lovely village by the sea and now it's century city by the sea. But I'm not caught up in downtown anymore, and live a long block from the Pacific. j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Whatever; stick with an MD. ! Try to steer clear of DO.s Dos are "Doctors of Osteopothy. That means that they couldn't pass

    the Medical Doctor's tests. Or they'd be regular M.D.s I wouldn't take my pet worm to a D.O.
    Here, DOs have to pass the same medical board as MDs and are subject to the same oversight and regulations. Best doc I ever had was a DO who was an internal medicine specialist and also did general surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Here, DOs have to pass the same medical board as MDs and are subject to the same oversight and regulations. Best doc I ever had was a DO who was an internal medicine specialist and also did general surgery.
    I agree...my PCP is a DO, and I've had good results, for the pst 15+ years. The thing I like is he is trained to do bone "manipulation", which saves me from having to go to a chiropractor. With my active lifestyle, I sometimes dislocate a bone in my neck/spine, and he quickly puts that back in place. Plus, he is not "addicted" to prescription drugs, and often comes up with exercises, or minor lifestyle changes that keep me from having to take several expensive drugs to keep going. Insofar as I know, a DO here has the same training as an MD, plus extra training in basic chiropractics.
    "Do Not regret growing older...it is a Privilege denied to many."

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    Don M, today many of the D.O.'s coming out of their schools are NOT doing the body manipulations like the old school D.O.'s...they are rare today. Some D.O's in our town who have been around for years do not take Medicare and their fees are high, I tried to go to one or two when my great D.O. passed on and just could not afford them.

    But as I said previously my D.O. saved me with thyroid when all the mainstream docs failed me.

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