How To Find A Bulletproof Aligned Doctor

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If you’ve been following the Bulletproof Diet, keeping your stress levels low, and boosting your sleep fitness – you probably don’t get sick very often. Maybe you even pride yourself on never needing a doctor. But what about when something serious happens?  Let’s say you get chest pain one morning and it persists throughout the day. What if you black out and don’t know why?

These are scary situations, and could be a sign of something life threatening. You think about going to the doctor, but you already have an idea of how the conversation will go:

You: “Doc, I woke up this morning and my chest really hurt. I have no idea what caused it.”

The doctor takes your vitals, listens to your breathing, and asks you some questions. Then it happens:

Doc: “Tell me about your diet.”

You: “Well, I have been eating a lot of butter and steak recently…”

Doc: “How much?”

You: Half a stick of butter and 2 pounds of grass-fed steak.”

It’s then that your doctor starts writing statin prescriptions faster than you can say, “Bulletproof Coffee.”

This is obviously an exaggerated situation, but the point is when you have a serious medical condition, you want a doctor who has some understanding of evolutionary biology and modern research.

Modern medicine can produce miracles, and it’s important to remember its value.

While it may seem impossible to find a doctor who doesn’t think saturated fat is bad for your heart – they do exist!

Find a Bulletproof-minded doctor near you

There are several great resources for paleo/primal doctors available. One is called the Paleo Physician’s Network, and the other is Primal Docs.

Paleo Physicians Network

The purpose of the Paleo Physicians Network (PPN) is to provide a simple interface between health conscious consumers and the medical professionals who practice Darwinian/Evolutionary Medicine.

The Paleo Physicians Network was started by Dr. Loren Cordain and Robb Wolf to allow easy access to paleo-minded doctors around the world. It already has a wide selection of doctors, and the list is growing.

Re-Find Health

Chris Armstrong, a long-time advocate of grain/gluten free living, started Primal Docs in 2011. The site has since evolved into Re-Find Health, a database of like-minded practitioners who believe that:

“…the key to optimal disease treatment and prevention lies at the intersection of ancestral health and functional medicine.In this context, ancestral health could mean anything from the clues we find within ancient and previously healthy civilisations, to looking at how our own grandparents lived and thrived. “

Re-Find Health has one 1,300 practitioners that run the gamut, from Naturopathic Physicians to MDs to Nutritional Therapy practitioners. Their philosophies and approaches to healing might differ, but stay rooted in the same idea: finding the root cause of disease and supporting preventative care as much as possible.

Prevention is always a great first step, but bad things happen. When they do, it’s sometimes necessary to seek medical help.  If you find yourself in this situation, try to find a doctor who will take a holistic approach to your treatment.

Do you know a Bulletproof Doctor?  If so, please mention them in the comments section of this post.

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By Dave Asprey

  • Great post + resources. Met you at Life Extension conference! I am also a Paleolista Doctor http://www.saragottfriedmd.com/ thanks for spreading the good word, Dave. xoxo Dr. Sara

  • pullright

    How about any doctors in Melbourne, Australia?

  • I would like to add my name to your list as a Paleo friendly doctor (I too have bulletproof coffee each am, adding raw cacao powder, cinnamon, turmeric and peppermint oil).

    My info is as follows:

    Christopher K. Nagy, MD

    Your Personal Wellness Center
    http://www.YourPersonalWellnessCenter.com
    yourpersonalwellness@gmail.com
    704-738-2015
    Salisbury, NC

    Thanks and keep spreading the message!

    • Dave Asprey

      Ok we will add you!

      Sent from my nobile phone. You understand….

    • Tristen

      Adding raw cacao powder – nice upgrade!

  • Jacob Haskins

    So, the nearest ones to me are two STATES away. Any suggestions for a screening protocol for my local docs to determine which are bulletproof/paleo/primal friendly?

  • Fredrick Dominy

    I’ve met with Dr. Patel in Phoenix. He is a brilliant doctor and avid paleo enthusiast with strong leanings towards the bulletproof diet. He drinks bulletproof coffee with kerrygold! He is very friendly and knowledgeable about the topics covered in the podcasts. Thumbs up for this list. Thanks Dave!!

    • Dave Asprey

      You’re welcome! I spoke with Dr. Patel on the phone too. Great guy; going to have him on the podcast soon!

  • Any NY recommendations?

  • Joe Passanante D.C.

    Hey Dave, I’d like to be added as well.

    I’ve been living, promoting, and education on the paleo lifestyle here to the masses in New York City.

    Dr. Joseph Passanante D.C.

    609-505-0832
    NY,NY 10009

  • Adam Fidder

    This is such a great idea. Have you thought about hooking up with the Paleo Physician’s Network?

    –Also, is Chris Kresser absent from the list because he’s not technically an MD?

    -Adam

  • Ted

    My doctor in Middle Georgia is a classic, if the AMA doesn’t say it we don’t do it, kind of doctor. Needles to say I will be moving on soon. I have very high cholesterol and he isn’t understanding my recent move away from Lovastatin. Even with my cholesterol going higher I’m giving it a full year off meds to see where I land with my new diet and HIIT and weight resistance trianing. If anyone knows of a great doctor within an hour of Macon, GA I am interested.

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  • Jason Goodwin

    Thanks for this. Hugely helpful.

  • Rod

    Any word of Doctors in Los Angeles, CA area??

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  • Michael Sheppard

    Please let us know when a Bulletproof-friendly doctor shows up in the Baltimore area!

  • Helen.

    How about a Doctor in Brisbane, Australia?

    • Simon

      Hi, did you ever find a good doctor in Brisbane?

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  • Bianca

    Hi, Please update this database! Some BP docs in NYC would be very welcome!

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  • Dr. Sherr

    Hi Dave! Add me to the list too. I’m in SF as you know 🙂

    Scott Sherr, M.D
    IntegrativeHBOT.com
    San Francisco, CA
    @DrSherr

    Hyperbaric Oxygen, Integrative Medicine, Bulletproof Principles
    I am available for consult via my website.

    • Hi Dr. Sherr- Would you mind filling out the form at the bottom of the post too? Thanks

  • Opal

    None in Florida *sad face*

  • Matt

    Anything in dallas?

    • Dr. DiNezza

      I’m sure there must be some functional medicine doctors in the Dallas area! Check out this article- hopefully it helps you find someone 🙂

      http://infinityholistichealth.com/blog/b_52692_how_to_find_a_functional_medicine_doctor_near_you.html

    • asiancowboy

      Matt, Dave just had Amy Meyers MD on episode #390 who specializes in autoimmune disorders. She lives in Austin. It’s a drive, but I believe it will be worth the time spent. I’m planning on trying to see her myself, I live in Houston. She is a medical doctor that takes environmental conditions seriously. Listen to her episode to see if she is a good fit for you.
      If you were able to locate a doctor in Dallas, can you please list it in the comments here?

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  • Kam Tecaya

    I introduce 20-80 people to Bulletproof weekly. I appreciate all the great resources and information. Thanks for enlightening the world! Please list me on your site.
    Dr Kam Tecaya NMD
    One W Wetmore Rd Ste101
    Tucson AZ 85705
    520-887-4287

    • asiancowboy

      Thank you for listing your practice.

  • Kevin

    How about in Sao Paulo, Brazil? Or anywhere in Brazil?

  • francisco

    1) Any bulletproof doctors in San Francisco, and even better through the One Medical Group?
    2) Any bulletproof dentists in San Francisco? Trying to avoid fluoride.

  • Elana

    Any Bullet Proof Doctors coming on board in Florida? South Florida specifically…looking for assistance in Mold Exposure / Bio-toxin Illness, thanks!

  • Mandy

    Anyone in Oklahoma?!

  • Jim

    Most all comments are over 4 years old… is there anyone here that is current???
    I would be interested to see if there are any doctors in San Diego, today August
    2016. Thank you for your time.

  • Looking for a BulletProof doctor in Perth!

  • Sandra Vera

    I need a doctor who knows how to order the IgG and IgE blood panels for food sensitivities and a reputable lab to do them. I am in Houston, Texas. Please advise.

    • asiancowboy

      Sandra, Dave just had Amy Meyers MD on episode #390 who specializes in autoimmune disorders. She lives in Austin. It’s a drive, but I believe it will be worth the time spent. I’m planning on trying to see her myself, I live in Houston. She is a medical doctor that takes environmental conditions seriously. Listen to her episode to see if she is a good fit for you. As far as lab testing goes… I’m in the same boat. I’d like to find a lab that will analyze my gut flora.

  • Cori Anderberg

    Anyone know of a good doc in Colorado? Having trouble finding a functional/bulletproof type person to help with thyroid issues.

  • Jennifer Correa

    How do I sign up to ask if there is a Bulletproof doctor in San Antonio? I’ve been dealing with some nasty issues of side effects from taking Cipro and am in dire need of finding a good doctor that can take this seriously.

    • asiancowboy

      Jennifer, Dave just had Amy Meyers MD on episode #390 who specializes in autoimmune disorders. She lives in Austin. It’s a drive, but I believe it will be worth the time spent. I’m planning on trying to see her myself, I live in Houston. She is a medical doctor that takes environmental conditions seriously. Listen to her episode to see if she is a good fit for you.

  • Rob S

    St.Louis MO ?

  • George Clark

    Does anyone know a doctor etc that has help for this situation, the dad is willing to travel and spend money to help his daughter get her sight back. About a year and a half ago she had tonsil and adenoid surgery. At night her oxygen level went down very low. We think the anesthesia was still present. Not much of the optic nerve was damaged but there was enough optic nerve ischemia. There were white spots on brain but those have cleared. Cognitively she is fine but has lost sight in both eyes and hearing in her right ear.