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Old 01-21-2021, 06:00 PM
 
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Hello All,

Does anyone know of a regular "in-network" kind of doctor that would do bloodwork to find food intolerances? Like they draw blood and test for like 200 different foods. Like IgE and IgG I think it is what they look for. We had it done for one of my kids last year but had to go to naturopathic doctor. But they are obviously out of network for us and are really expensive. I am looking for a doctor that I could just pay a co-pay to that would do this kind of testing. I think it is called an Elisa test.

Does anyone know what I am talking about and can anyone suggest any doctors?

20 years ago we had this done at a Ear, nose, and throat doctor who worked with alot of autistic kids. So that is the kind of doctor I am looking for - mainstream, regular doctor so I can pay co-pay but understands that there might be more than meets the eye.

The nautropath obviously does but her rates are just too expensive.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 01-21-2021, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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You need to contact your own insurance carrier..

In network doctors vary from policy to policy - your policy with (for example) BCBS may not be the same network as my policy with BCBS.

Other than that factual advice, I can't help - and I do sympathize. But this isn't the place to determine who is "in network". However, it IS a great place to ask for recommendations for a good provider for this testing.

STRONG SUGGESTION:. When you contact your insurance company, do it in writing. Email is wonderful documentation. Phone calls are worthless.

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Old 01-21-2021, 09:58 PM
 
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Triangle Sinus Center has an allergy department that will do skin prick test. You could ask about other testing.

Other speciality practices wanted me to have all testing completed before seeing them and a referral. So, understand your frustrations.
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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You need to contact your own insurance carrier..

In network doctors vary from policy to policy - your policy with (for example) BCBS may not be the same network as my policy with BCBS.

Other than that factual advice, I can't help - and I do sympathize. But this isn't the place to determine who is "in network". However, it IS a great place to ask for recommendations for a good provider for this testing.

STRONG SUGGESTION:. When you contact your insurance company, do it in writing. Email is wonderful documentation. Phone calls are worthless.
I think she's trying to find a conventional specialist, generally, that accepts insurance generally; IE, she doesn't know who to start checking against her insurance carrier.
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:50 AM
 
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Default Thank you.

Thank you all for the responses and the Triangle Sinus recommendation! I will contact them and see if they do the ELISA test.

Yes, I am just looking for a mainstream doctor or practice that would do that type of testing. I understand that a doctor or practice suggested may not be 'in network" for me. Though we have BCBS and they include alot of the mainstream doctors.

Even out of network providers would probably be cheaper than going back to the naturopathic doctor.

Thank you again and if anyone else has any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!!!
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I think she's trying to find a conventional specialist, generally, that accepts insurance generally; IE, she doesn't know who to start checking against her insurance carrier.
Which is why she should start with her insurance carrier. There's no point of getting recommendations if they aren't in her network (unless she's willing to pay out of network prices.)
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:09 AM
 
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Take a look at Dr Robert Taylor ENT in Durham. I believe he will do both allergy skin tests and also do blood IGG/IGA. He has ordered Cyrex Array Panels ( https://www.joincyrex.com/the-cyrex-...tivity-screens) for people in my autoimmune groups.
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Which is why she should start with her insurance carrier. There's no point of getting recommendations if they aren't in her network (unless she's willing to pay out of network prices.)
My point is that she doesn't know what to ask for (ie a Psychiatrist vs an Endocrinologist vs an Orthapedic surgeon...)
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:13 PM
 
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My Primary did some of the testing and found that I have Alpha Gal syndrome from a tick bite.
I also saw Dr. Iweala at UNC Allergy & Immunology. I really liked her, she's very nice and thorough. I think she tested me for everything under the sun!
https://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/dir...iweala-md-phd/
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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My point is that she doesn't know what to ask for (ie a Psychiatrist vs an Endocrinologist vs an Orthapedic surgeon...)
I thought she was specifically asking for an ENT, from her op imo.
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