Linda Carney MD helps you to prevent and reverse disease! So many health problems are worsened by lifestyle habits, such as inappropriate nutrition, inadequate sleep, drinking, smoking, lack of exercise and stretching, as well as negative thought patterns. Dr. Carney helps patients prevent and reverse disease through balanced lifestyle changes, and in particular, demonstrates how to implement anti-inflammatory, high fiber, nutrient dense plant-based, Starch-Smart® dietary changes. She also prescribes medicines when necessary or when her patients choose not to believe that certain foods or habits contribute to illness.
After spending years working as an Emergency Physician, Dr. Carney realized that she would rather be like a FENCE of protection, at the top of the cliff, instead of like an AMBULANCE at the bottom of a cliff. Her emphasis on Whole Person Care helps to prevent people from falling off the cliff, down into illness. She also helps repair people whose health was impaired after slipping off of that cliff. Dr. Carney simplifies the science so that all may understand how lifestyle choices may impair health or promote health. The best evidenced-based medicine has scientifically proven how disease may be reversed by adopting a plant-based diet of whole foods with less than 20% of calories from fats. This web-site points you towards science that is credible, effective, and peer-reviewed.
Another fitting analogy is that of being like a WARNING sign placed before a bend in the road that is washed out ahead, but whose threat is not yet visible from where the WARNING sign is located. Dr. Carney believes that most people want to be warned if their health habits are steering them towards danger. Sadly, and unfortunately, not everyone believes that certain lifestyle habits are contributing to that danger.
Although she loved practicing medicine at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, in the San Francisco Bay area of her native California, Dr. Carney traded the practice of corporate medicine for operating her own Wellness Primary Care Practice since 2006 as a solo physician, located in Buda, Texas. This allowed her the freedom to focus on reversing disease naturally, with less pressure to prescribe medications or tests, so that prevention of disease could supersede the corporate world's demand for financial productivity. Her hourly rate of income sunk by 75% but her level of satisfaction increased greatly due to helping MANY people to lose weight, heal disease, and improve their quality of life. "That trade-off was worth it!" Dr. Carney says. It is thrilling for Dr. Carney to see her patients not only control their diseases through medications but actually reverse and or irradicate their diseases, frequently resulting in no longer needing medication. Results include, but are not limited to the following:
- Cancer patients in remission
- Diabetics whose blood sugars are under control naturally, no longer requiring medications
- Heart Disease patients whose cholesterol levels dropped lower than they ever imagined possible, with some now in the essentially "Heart Attack Proof" range
- Weight Loss for people who believed they had already tried everything, but never tried the lifestyle advocated by Dr. Carney
- Greatly improved sleep and the increased energy levels, and numerous other health benefits, that accompany restful sleep
- Restored Cognitive Function and reversal of anxiety-laden thought patterns
- Reduction in discomforts of menopause, PMS, or menstrual cramps or irregular bleeding
- Sexual function restoration
- Reversal of anemia, acne, asthma, rhematoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and low back pain
- Assisting young athletes and body-builders attain peak performance and physique
- Reductions in the symptoms of ADD and ADHD
- Prevention of dementia
- Lowering blood pressure naturally without drugs
Truly, perfect health depends on perfect circulation. Our vascular system is so important to every part of our body, that it deserves to be monitored regularly via biomarkers (numbers), such as our weight, blood pressure, & lipid levels, (cholesterol, etc), to prevent atherosclerosis from accelerating the aging process and the breakdown of our joints, senses, and memory, among other potential risks. Every day, our immune system is strengthened or weakened by the foods we choose. The immune system, much of which is located in our intestines, searches our body daily for abnormal cells, destroying them before they can multiply into a cancer. Don't lose hope if you have a strong family history of cancer. Optimizing your lifestyle choices now can make a difference in your cancer risks. Even if you already have been diagnosed with cancer, lifestyle changes offer hope.
Health education is so important to Linda Carney MD that she maintains a well-stocked library of Health Education DVDs, which are available not only for purchase but also for her patients and the public to come and watch, free of charge. For those patients wishing to spend no more money than necessary on drugs and surgery, Dr. Carney offers book recommendations and online videos to help you optimize your health through good habits. Lifestyle changes can help to make you healthy by choice, not by chance. Ask to see our cooking demonstration videos!
Dr. Carney has served on numerous occasions as the Medical Director for the Engine 2 Diet Immersion for the employees of Whole Foods Markets and the public, as hired by Rip Esselstyn, of the acclaimed documentary "Forks Over Knives".
Read some patient testimonies about Dr. Linda Carney's exemplary care:
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Dr. Carney and her staff are top notch
Well here I go again, I just wrote a new review of Dr. Carney and it has disappeared into limbo.I just want to start by apologizing to Dr. Carney and her staff for the mean and untrue statements I had said in my former review. I was in pain and totally fed up with the whole medical establishment. I had been mislead and lied to by another person at my Orthopedic Dr.. Long story short, I broke my foot and went to Tex Med Clinic because I knew they had X-ray machines and I was pretty sure my foot was broke. They were great there and gave me a referral to an orthopedic surgeon to make sure I did not need surgery. My visit with Dr. Hassan was pleasant and he gave me the choice of getting a plaster cast or going with an orthopedic boot so I could bathe. I chose that one of course. I had received pain medicines at the Tex Med Clinic and when I ran out and needed a re-fill they said I needed to call my Orthopedic Dr. to obtain futher pain meds being that he was the one taking care of my foot. I called there and was put through to the nurses phone line and left a detailed message. I waited all day to hear back, finally late that afternoon I called the practice again to see if she had gotten my message. I talked to the receptionist and explained my situation. She told me straight up that Dr. Hassan did not prescribe pain medicine and that I could have the pharmacy fax over the refill request but that it would be denied. I was very confused being that he is a surgeon and did not prescribe pain meds? I asked her what I was supposed to do she said " That's not my problem". I hung up in tears and confusion. I then decided to call my Primary Physician Dr. Linda Carney. It was by then 4:00 in the afternoon. The receptionist was very pleasant and told me to come right in. How many Dr.'s would see you that fast even though it was an hour before closing. That is one of the wonder-full things about Dr. Carney, if you are her pt. she will take care of you. I explained to her what I had been told by the receptionist at Dr. Hassan's practice, she was as confused as me. She told me that she was worried about my liver functions being that I had taken alot of the medicine, and that the Tylenol in that could hurt you. She did not give me pain medicine that day and I think that is why I wrote the bad review, I was in so much pain and could not get any relief from my Dr.s, Dr. Carney told me to come in the next morning and give blood for labs, so she could check my liver. I went, and she gave me a prescription for pain, I thought it was not quite enough to handle the pain I was in, but it was better than nothing. I want to apologize for the things I said about her and the staff. They have been nothing but nice to me, and always helpful and friendly. Dr. Carney is a very caring Dr., and while I am not the ideal pt. to have, she has put up with me and for that I am grateful. I would recommend her highly if you want a Dr. that truly cares about your health and will try and get you to follow her advice. I think where we have Knocked heads the most is diet. I am not vegan nor vegetarian and I don't want to be. I respect her opinions, and I hope that from this day forward she will respect mine. Dr. Carney and her staff are top notch and once again I aplogize for my statements.They were said in frustration that had nothing to do with her practice. Buda finally has a wonderful female doctor and anyone raeading this should call her if you need a Primary Dr. she is wonderful as is her staff.
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
Cares about your well being
I am 61 years old and had been a patient of dr. carney's for about 3 years when I moved to a city about 70 miles away. I miss her and wish I could still have her as my primary physician. I have read the comments posted here and decided that I should give my point of view. I have had many doctors over the past 61 years. I found Dr. Linda Carney to be the most empathetic and caring physician of all of them. True, she may be late for her appointment with you from time to time, BUT she always gave me the time I needed when she got to me and apologized greatly for my wait. I can understand one wanting to be seen when their appointment is due, BUT, if I was really sick and needed help I would want my doctor to take the time necessary to help me -- that is what she does. Yes, she is religious and she is vegan. She does not force her standard of living on anybody. She just tells her patient what she thinks is necessary for one to get well. Yes they play religious music on the TV in the waiting room, and Dr. Carney is obviously believes in God. First, the music is played very low and the melody and scenery on the TV is very peaceful and soothing. I much prefer it to other types of media. Also, it is instrumental and not voices, so it really doesn't matter if it is religious or otherwise to me. I happen to also believe in God, so I am happy that she does to. In fact, I would bet that Dr. Carney prays for her patients every day. I can use all the help and I can get! Bottom line: If you want a Doctor that cares about your well being, she is Great. I have had a few minor billing (insurance) problems, but her office has always handled them in a caring manner. I highly recommend Dr. Linda Carney for whatever ails you.
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
She goes after the root cause!
Dr Carney is a fantastic doctor. She really cares about her patients wellbeing. She goes after the root cause of the issue rather than just prescribing something to cover up the symptoms. I highly recommend using her as your physician.
Austin, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
A Doctor One Can Trust...
Dr. Carney has always been very passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge and wisdom about medicine (preventive & treatments), she's one of a few doctors I trust when it comes to my health questions; You can trust her too...
A great doctor that truly cares about her patients!
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
I really like the care I'm receiving from her
I'm puzzled by some of the negative reviews of Dr. Carney. I've had three visits with her so far and have found her to be punctual, knowledgeable, caring and not at all offensive--and I don't consider myself "religious." She has spent quite a lot of time with me, explaining what's going on with my condition, reviewing every finding in my diagnostic test reports (CT scan, ultrasound, blood work, etc.). I've left every appointment with her with a very detailed summary of what was discussed at the appointment, what to do when I get home, how to take the medications she has prescribed, and her suggestions regarding what else I can do--other than take prescribed medication--to improve my health. When I message her through her patient portal, she (not an assistant) responds to me. I'm 61, was quite ill when I first consulted her, and I've seen many other physicians in my life. In short, I'm a pretty experienced healthcare consumer, unfortunately. I really like the care I'm receiving from her, and my condition is improving daily with her guidance. I concede that if you are someone who wants to just walk in and out of a doctor's office with a handful of prescriptions and not be informed about lifestyle steps you could take to improve your health, then Dr. Carney may not be right for you.
San Antonio, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
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