Despite a self-preserving lifestyle most of my adult life, I began to deteriorate in my forties. Dr. Vaughan determined the underlying reasons for a list of chronic ills I was experiencing. Her blend of conventional medical training and functional medicine is refreshing and effective! If your allopathic doctor considers your health satisfactory, despite your feeling otherwise, or he dismisses your symptoms as an untreatable consequence of natural aging, I would advise you to consult Dr. Vaughan before you accept your condition. Conventional doctors focus on emergency medicine and disease management. Functional medicine doctors, like Dr. Vaughan, address symptoms that alone seem benign but collectively erode your quality of life.
There are thousands of well-meaning health advocates informing us about health maladies and promoting countless theories and remedies, but few have medical credentials. Don't self-diagnose. Don't pursue remedies that may not apply to you. Don't self-prescribe supplements. Spare yourself needless speculation and let Dr. Vaughan, with the help of lab tests, pinpoint your actual imbalance (if any). In her book, Master Your Metabolism, fitness guru Jillian Michaels recounted her struggle to achieve and maintain peak fitness. She experimented with numerous diets and fitness regimens. Amazingly, she admits she didn't feel healthy despite her outward appearance. Medical tests revealed that Jillian was hypothyroid! Correcting the condition improved her well-being and enabled her to stay in peak condition with less effort.
Hello Dr. Vaughan,
I came to you at the end of August with about a dozen kidney stones in each kidney and a family predisposition for having them the rest of my life. You did a full analysis of my situation, prescribing multiple vitamins and minerals to address my particular deficiencies. We did a complete change in my diet, eliminating those foods that were inflaming my body.
In two weeks, I was already feeling much better and had more energy to exercise and concentration had improved at work.
Two months later, I passed my second kidney stone with no pain whatsoever.
Three months later, I went for a follow-up C/T scan with my Urologist to see if any more stones were on the move. To my surprise, my right kidney was completely devoid of any stones at all and my left kidney had only one stone remaining! Not only was I surprised, but the Urologist asked what you had prescribed to bring about this change. When I mentioned the use of various vitamins and minerals to dissolve the stones, I received a half-hearted "I guess that could work ... " response.
Clearly your practice is heads and shoulders above the rest of the medical community in my eyes. Before, I was singing your praises to anyone who would listen ... ..Now I'll be using a megaphone!
Thank you for the work that you do!
To whom it may concern,
My husband had been suffering with a myriad of increasing health issues for years, ranging from blinding migraines, to gastro intestinal problems, random severe pain in muscles and joints and extreme and total exhaustion. His family M.D. and the specialists we took him to do not look at the whole picture, just individual problems and did not believe as we did that there was something bigger going on. Literally as he reached the inability to perform his job and could not go another day, a friend referred us to Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan. Dr. Vaughan, not only looked at all the pieces but the whole picture and thoroughly tested him but one of the most important things she did was listen, and care deeply that she help him. She suspected and confirmed Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia among other things and has worked to develop and implement an individual treatment plan for him. We greatly appreciate that Dr. Vaughan has worked so diligently with knowledge, compassion and care towards giving my husband a fighting chance against this disease and we are grateful to her and her staff for all they have done for us.
Dear Dr. Vaughan,
I just want to thank you for the excellent care I've received each time I have visited your office. Regardless of my reasons for coming, you have always treated me with concern and have given me time to talk to you about my real or perceived problems. I don't think I've ever had a physician to follow up with a phone call to see how I was doing. For that and your excellent "bedside manner" I'm truly grateful. Keep being the super doctor you are!
I know you are very busy and have adequate reason to be short or ill humored. I know the professional service you render is unsurpassed in Martinsville and Henry County. You always rise above whatever may be your personal or professional concerns of the day. I appreciate the sincere caring nature you possess.
I am thankful you are my physician. You fill that role with a care and concern that are uncommon in today's world. You help our whole community walk a little taller by being dedicated and sincere in your position of influence.
I appreciate the long hours and sacrifice you have made and continue to make. School ... Medical School ... Internship ... etc. You are truly a credit to your profession. I am thankful that you can pull together all of the different knowledge you have to meld into a comprehensive diagnosis.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
This is a brief note to thank you for your presentation at Earth Fare on Saturday. Yours was the best presentation I had ever seen on toxicity in our environment. You really put a huge amount of data in an awesome format to make it easy for the audience to understand.
I am a parent of a 10-year-old boy with Autism. I am one of many parents in Greensboro with sick kids that have ASD. During your presentation, you mentioned the link between Thimerosal (Mercury) in vaccines. I cannot tell you how good it feels to hear a doctor agree with what we, as parents, have known for awhile. I apologize if I became a little excited during your presentation. I am just passionate about making my son and other ASD kids better.
Thank you for coming on Fox8. I enjoy watching you so much and pray that God will bless you and your practice. You come across as such a caring person, and I wanted to call and tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to appear on television. I really look forward to seeing you on Fox8.
Anonymous (via telephone)
Dear Dr. Elizabeth,
I am not a patient, but I have watched you on Fox8 Morning News for a very long time, and have learned so much from you on these segments.
Because of this I felt that I should show my appreciation and say thank you!!
One day, hopefully soon, I will be one of your patients, but until then I pray the "Prayer of Jabez" for you. (I Chronicles 4:10)
God Bless You, Dr. Elizabeth.
I became a patient of Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan in December of 2007. At that time I was over weight, had multiple stress fractures, menopausal and was stressed out and EXHAUSTED. On my first visit, Dr. Vaughan spent 2 3/4 hours with me. She LISTENED and asked all of the right questions! She gave me her undivided attention. She BELIEVED me when I said "I think there is something wrong with my thyroid".
After a complete blood work up, she outlined a new eating program and many new supplements to support my new lifestyle. NO DRUGS! This made me very happy.
At the end of six weeks, I had lost 13 pounds. I was thrilled! She told me at my first visit "You have a lot of work to do! It will take you about a year!" I was scared at first, but I was very pleased with my beginning!
I stuck to my eating plan and with each day my pain lessened. I was able to cut back on visits to chiropractor. I was beginning to feel like the old me!
I hit some bumps in the road and she was there for me. She is very caring and always seems to say the right thing. She and her staff are amazing that way!
In November 2008, I had lost 62 pounds! A little under my year! I finally have my life back! We have controlled the thyroid, hormones and weight loss! My husband was so impressed with my success he decided to see Dr. Vaughan. And by the way he had not seen ANY doctor in 19 years!!! This is a huge testament to Dr. Vaughan.
I have all the faith and respect for this woman! I would recommend her to any and everyone I know. Many of my friends have gone to her!
So please, if you need some encouragement and great medical advice, please go to her! Good luck to all!
Dear Dr. Vaughan,
I wanted to take a moment to not only express my thanks for seeing me by fitting me into your incredibly busy schedule, but also to express what working with you, even for such a short time, was like.
As I hope you know I am not only an attorney, but also a therapist. One of the thrilling things about being a therapist is having the honor to share with my clients a deep understanding of who they are and what the operating dynamics are in their mind including both those that work to their benefit and those that get in their way. When that occurs there is a shared intimacy that is mutually validating.
Now, I know it may be quite a stretch to compare the interactions of thoughts to the interactions of hormones and other organic compounds, but what I really got today is that the process, that is the analytical process of following a thought to its consequential effect on other thoughts and how they combine to create sankhara (mental formations) is not at all unlike the process you follow physically as a deficiency here is followed to its consequential effect there on other processes and their cumulative effect on our physical wholeness, or health.
What I was left with, after being with you only for a few moments, was a sense of being profoundly understood-albeit on a physical level-and it was as validating for me as I hope such shared intimacies are validating to my clients. It seems for some reason, in our society, that when we speak of profoundly knowing each other we immediately assume that we're talking about some mental or spiritual plane. We often forget that our physical existence is the third leg of the tripod. And it feels good, really, really good to be understood on any of the three planes.
I hope that in the busy, run-run-run of your day you take a few minutes here and there to reflect on the wondrous and powerful gift that you are to your patients. We that spend our lives in service to others, especially the best of us, often think that we do what we do because it is the right thing to do, that we do what we do because we had been given the gifts with which to do it, that we do what we do because we are called to do it. Every once in awhile it's nice to think that we do what we do because we're good enough to do it, it feels good, and, dammit, we deserve a pat on the back. So...
Here's one for you..."ATTA GIRL!-GOOD JOB"
Thank you for knowing me.