Thursday, 11 14th

Last updateMon, 13 Feb 2017 11am

 I was diagnosed with Scleroderma in September 2004 and it wasn't until six years later that I realized how much I was going downhill.  I have been going to a rheumatologist since 2004 and was never really made aware of how serious my illness is or the consequences of the prescribed drugs;   I never really bothered to even read up on the dangers of the medications I took until I consulted with Dr. Gilbere in October 2010.

      Dr. G is such a great and knowledgeable health professional and has so much compassion for her clients, since she has been down that road herself.  When I went to my rheumatologist's appt. in September 2010 I told her I was having breathing problems; a problem I had been having the past year and it wasn't getting any better.  The rheumatologist started talking about getting me a cardiologist, a pulmonary specialist, a gastroenterologist and who knows how many other specialists she recommended.  I just went into shock and reality sunk in...this illness is very, very serious.  Of course, I started getting depressed and started telling my family about my visit with my doctor and I practically started telling my family that I wasn't going to be around much longer because of my illness. I told my nephew about my illness and he told me about how Dr. Gilbere helped his wife with an illness that no other doctor could help her with;  I now owe them my life for referring me to Dr. G; after consulting with her my life changed for the better. 

After following her dietary and lifestyle modifications and recommendations, I feel better than I have in years.  My blood work has greatly improved the past six months and my physician visits have also been great.  My rheumatologist was almost speechless during my last visit, after she told me about my blood work and after examining me.  My fingers weren't tight and swollen like they had always been. I really didn't have any complaints during my visit and that is rare because I always had a new complaint during every time I consulted with her.

            I would like to thank Dr. G for the great work she does and I don't know what I would do without her.  She is awesome!!  She is my angel sent from heaven!  Keep up the good work Dr. G.
Alicia Barrientes

Dallas, Texas