Finding a Doctor
Iron Disorders Institute is not a medical facility but we do provide ample offerings to help an individual who suspects an iron disorder. In our years of experience we have discovered that the best way to do this is to provide tools to communicate with their primary care provider. These tools, published by the Iron Disorders Institute are accessible as free downloads. Among the most popular are the physician reference charts, which include: the Hemochromatosis Diagnosis Algorithm and Clinical Management Guidelines; Iron Overload with Anemia; and Phlebotomy Guidelines. These charts are found in the Helpful Forms area of the site.
“Equipped with the charts, forms,and guidance of an iron educator, my husband and I were able to get a complete diagnosis. Our doctor was glad to have these materials and we have put his name in the registry with five gold stars! In today’s medicine, we have to be foot-soldiers and do the work to learn. But you have to have a doctor who will listen and you have to have reliable information that gets you well…then you come to trust and to apply what you have learned…we cannot thank the IDI enough!” members Terry & Virginia Maxwell, South Carolina
THE DANGERS OF MISDIAGNOSIS
Gerry Koenig’s Story required 2 liver transplantations due to misdiagnosis.