Her situation is this: her daughter is 1.5 and has been diagnosed as "failure to thrive" and who has been experiencing foot pains for the last few months...having mom rub her foot for often hours a day. Mom keeps food journals and has an unyielding concern for daughter. Mom feeds her all day, often totally consumed with what/how to feed her daughter... offering only the best organic, whole grains, vegetables, fruit, meats etc...there have been many tests, inconclusive, many pokes and prods, and little relating to mom's questions (she herself is in the occupational therapy field, and needs very specific answers to questions). She needs a doctor who will look at her daughter as a whole and who does not just shuffle them off to another round of test with out a solid conversation. Someone who will try and understand her daughter as well as the mother before writing a prescription or ordering a tube to be stuck down her daughter's throat.
It really is a very complex situation, but really I just need some good referrals of open-minded doctors, preferably in the south side of the city...but she will travel a bit to find good solid care for her daughter.
Thank you for reading and your time.