In the fall of 2018 I was diagnosed by my Primary Care Provider with Type 2 Diabetes. I was educated enough to know that there was something I could do about it, and set out to change the path I was on by adopting a low carbohydrate/Ketogenic Diet to control my blood sugar. Fortunately, it worked right away- but soon after I discovered that I had some red flags on my cholesterol test results. There is a history of CVD in my family and I was disappointed that I might have to yet again make diet changes but was willing to do what was best for my whole health. After an appointment with a local Cardiologist I felt somewhat confused about how to move forward. I wanted more information and not just a prescription.
I contacted Dr. Scher for a consult because I wanted to confer with someone who not only understood my condition, but who could also give me the latest and soundest advice on how I might treat it and move forward in the best way for me as an individual- not as a statistic. I needed someone who came from a low carb perspective as well as a medical background. My interaction with him was positive, informative and went a long way to making me feel like I could make informed choices without the black and white thinking of well-meaning physicians. He sees the WHOLE person and not just one aspect of their health. Wellness is a journey- and having Dr. Scher along the way is a great way to make the trip!
I recently had a one-on-one Health Coaching Consultation with Dr. Bret Scher. I cannot adequately express the gratitude and respect I have for Dr. Scher. He took the time to consider all facets of my health and really listened to me and my concerns. He was not quick to insist I be on prescription medications, but rather he explored various avenues of suggested treatment/preventative measures I might consider taking…guiding, as opposed to dictating a plan of of action. The consultation was well worth my time and money! Loved his approach so much that my husband and I have decided to work with him long distance.
“Once I was comfortable with the Zoom interface, doctor Bret was easy to talk with and listened with interest to a description of my challenges. I found him open minded to my dietary concerns and his feedback was thoughtful and considerate. I appreciate his willingness to help balance medicines with diet and supplements. I am a fine cook and know the kitchen physics, I just happen to be short in discipline. He has inspired me to live better.”
“I live in McAllen, Texas, where it’s difficult to find a doctor who’s knowledgeable on the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle. Because I battle a high A1C AND high cholesterol, I reached out to Dr. Scher for a consultation to monitor my blood work and develop a plan that will keep my heart healthy and my A1C in check. Before our video-consultation, he responded personally to every question I had via email. When I first reached out, I figured it would take at least a month or more to schedule our consultation, but to my surprise, it was planned just over a week from my initial email!
I like Dr. Scher’s commonsense approach to a healthy lifestyle. He came up with a very-easy-to-follow plan and agreed to review my blood work every 6-8 weeks to make sure I’m on the right track. Because of my family’s history, it’s comforting to know I have a cardiologist monitoring my health so that I can prevent a significant problem down the road.”