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Dr. Boles Is Expanding His Private Practice

Believing that opportunity for good should grow from every tragedy, and having some extra time on his hands, at least at present, Dr. Boles is expanding his private practice to add more patients and to see patients with more different conditions.The new requirements for becoming one of his patients are as follows:

Patients must meet the following to get an appointment for an evaluation:

Disease: One or more of the following:

a.Mitochondrial disease or dysfunction, including suspected cases.

b. Any autistic spectrum disorders

c. A complicated migraine-like illnessincluding cyclic vomiting.

d. Functional disease” as defined by at least 3 of the following: ADHD, chronic fatigue, migraine (including the common varieties), chronic pain (including CRPS/RSD), GI dysmotility (including IBS), dysautonomia/POTS, or mood disorder (anxiety, depression, bipolar, panic attacks). Similar functional/dysautonomic findings might also apply.

Age: Under 25 years (sorry, being a pediatrician this is an insurance issue; the age limit may increase later

Agreement: Acceptance of the conditions of this practice, including:

Dr. Boles is out-of-network for all providers, meaning that he does not take insurance. His patients submit the papers provided by his office to their insurance company for reimbursement. His patients have received back everything from nothing to the full payment from their insurance companies – the difference dependent on the company and how hard you fight them. Government payers such as MediCaid/MediCare do not reimburse.

Travel: Dr. Boles’ office is in Pasadena, California, which is a beautiful city in the Los Angeles Area. Unfortunately, Dr. Boles only has a medical license in California, and cannot see patients elsewhere.

If you want an appointment, email Dr. Boles directly (drboles@molecularmito.com) and write a 1-2 paragraph summary of your/your child’s medical case and what you most want to address/help from the visit, and he will forward to you the longer version of his practice summary (yes, you are now reading the “short” version). Also, email him if you are not sure if you/your child meets his practice criteria; he does make an occasional exception in borderline cases.

 

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That is good news that Dr. Boles is able to see more patients, but I am a bit confused about the reference to tragedy.  Did something happen to Dr. Boles?  I hope that all is well withhim.
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He had been immersed in Courtagen, the genetics research.. Was focusing pretty hard on that aspect of things. Courtagen is going to be no longer.. From what I have understood. Genetic research has been a driving force for Dr Boles, and will continue to be. SO he will be focusing more on the patient side of things. Losing courtagen must have been hard for him. He is very passionate about the genetic research and the ways it helps people with mitochondrial and autonomic conditions.
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I think Fionasmom is referecning to this line "Believing that opportunity for good should grow from every tragedy,".  I had assumed that Dr. Boles was referencing some of the tragic consequences of certain types of mito /metabolic disease--or even a personal tragedy--but not employment status as tragedy.

I guess I do agree about the line about the "good" to come out of this as he is now available to see patients.    

I think I, and maybe Fionasmom, have difficulty with the word "tragic" in conjunction with employment change.

As to having the opportunity to see Dr. Boles, I have met him, spoken with him by phone, as well as been able to email with him.  It has been years but I found him to be responsive, caring, a true analyst and a caring person.  Those able to consult with Dr. Boles are very fortunate that he is again seeing CVS patients.




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I had very similar thoughts about the wording. But it came direct from him. He called it tragic. Which given his level of involvement with pushing for the genetic research, I assume it would be. Closing Courtagen means a step backwards to him, I can speculate. He has posted sismilar things on his Facebook page and in mitoaction.
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