I am a 66-year-old female with post covid symptoms up the yang yang. I got covid pneumonia over a year and a half ago. Most of the help I got, although well meaning, was not really helpful. It seemed like nobody was interested in finding the root cause of my issues and each medicine only induced symptoms that I then got more medicine for. It's like nobody was listening to ME, just seeing symptoms on paper. It's like I was being given medicine to make me feel good about feeling bad.
So, by the time I got to see Dr. Laura, I was on about 14 medications, not including supplements. I was hypoxic, my finger tips were raw, red, purple, and bleeding. My heart would take off on me, my diastolic blood pressure was high, I was losing weight fast, I was nauseous and I was vomiting. I had ear infections, strep infection, a cough that would make me gag, and I would choke on water or a very small piece of meat.
Dr. Laura was heaven sent. I walked in for urgent care treatment and ended up making her my PCP. Who wouldn't? I was greeted compassionately. I was genuinely listened to. My symptoms were stabalized and then I heard what I only dreamed of hearing... "We have to find the root cause and we have to eventually get you off all these medicines, but we are going to do this slowly and vigilantly."
I have prayed for someone like Dr. Laura and now my prayers have been answered. Best part of this is she is so secure in herself and such a patient advocate that when told that we wanted to work with her AND a functional medicine doctor she didn't even flinch. In fact, she was encouraging. Her exact words are, "I don't mind working in the mix as long as we are all working to heal you."
Unbelievable? Of course, it is. Because it's rare to find a health care provider with so much knowledge, compassion, and humbleness, all wrapped up in one.
God bless. May you all find your own Dr. Laura Moreno.