“My son no longer has stomach aches…”
“I turned to Root Cause Medical Clinic on the recommendation of a friend. For years, I searched for answers for my son’s GI issues, nervous ticks, severe pet allergies, asthma, and lack of growth. I consider myself health care savvy, having worked as a hospital social worker for twelve years, but I was disheartened by the lack of answers from my son’s pediatrician despite my best efforts to advocate for him. For years, I had been told he would outgrow his symptoms, that there was nothing to worry about, his growth was on his curve, constipation could be managed with stool softeners, allergies and asthma flare-ups required antihistamines and steroids, etc. This conflicted with what my intuition was telling me, and it was a frustrating cycle that lasted nearly eleven years. Eventually, I reached out to a friend who had mentioned her wonderful experience at Root Cause Medical Clinic. I scheduled a free consultation right away, and that first phone call was the beginning of my son’s healing journey. Dr. Vikki reassured me that his symptoms were indeed not normal, and Root Cause had years of experience dealing with patients with similar histories. Although we live in Seattle, Root Cause has an excellent system for working with patients anywhere in the country. Through careful clinical assessment and subsequent testing, we discovered that my son was gluten-sensitive, had H. Pylori and leaky gut. The team at Root Cause has been phenomenal with supporting us through the challenges of changing his diet and gradually returning his GI system to balance.
We are eight months along in our journey, and my son no longer has stomach aches, his nervous ticks are almost entirely gone, and his allergies have improved so much that we are finally able to get a family dog (something we thought would never be possible given his allergies and asthma). We have worked with several team members during our treatment, including Dr. Rick, Dr. Rivas, and Rachel Mistry, RDN. I appreciate the multidisciplinary approach to care that the team provides and their devotion to getting to the bottom of what caused so many problems for my son.
It takes time for the body to heal naturally, but the Root Cause team has supported us through the ups and downs of that journey. Frequent zoom check-ins have helped keep us on track and uncover new information as we go. The level of care we are receiving at Root Cause is unlike anything I have experienced previously, and I am eternally grateful to the entire team. Working with Root Cause has been a game-changer for my son. I would recommend it to anyone looking for answers to persistent health concerns.”
– Deb A.