I started seeing Dr. carney a couple of months ago. I am a good Texas girl that ate tons of meat, lots of dairy and thought that my life would come to an end if I had to give up either. After searching my soul and listening to my body, on top of opening my heart to the ethical reasons to give up meat and animal products I decided to give the vegetarian life a try. Now, I am what I would call vegan-ish. Im trying, and having a cheerleader like Dr. Carney has made a big difference.
I find her bedside manner to be extraordinary. She takes her time, listens to you and gives you tons of free advice and information. She is one of a kind! I never feel rushed, always feel cared for, and in a world of hypermedia and insincere people, I think that she is one spectacular Doctor. I don't have a ton of things wrong with me, but I am in early-forced menopause at 39, and after listening to her and heeding her advice, the hot flashes, bloating and irritability have left me.
Her waiting room is peaceful and tidy. Actually, I find myself not wanting to turn my phone on and text! I just want to take in the surroundings. Honestly, I think that it is part of what makes her office so special.
There are some great resources that are available to you for fee as well, but how many self help books have I bought in the past. The books and info that she has are first rate and very good. She has never made me feel guilty for saying no to any of them. She does not push, she only informs. My goal is to be healthier, to feel better and to get off the pills. With Dr. Carneys help, that is happening.
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on YelpMisty C.
I really don't know how anyone could rate Dr. Carney as anything but 5 stars - unless they do not like that she gives real advice and doesn't push pills to solve medical issues. We travel full time and have been to many doctors around the country, and she is by far the best. If you want to heal and reverse your illness, go to Dr. Carney, follow her advice. If you want someone to push pills - go somewhere else. She opened her office up just to see me, took time past office hours to make sure I was ok and was kind and considerate. This sadly means that people won't like her, as most people have become used to dr's who see you for 10 minutes and prescribe something. She is definitely worth going to, especially if you want a real answer.
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
I know Dr. Carney from the time i spent in Austin, TX, very professional and always listen to what i have to say. I got so tired of doctors telling me i'm sick because i'm overweight. It's very refreshing to finally have a doctor like Dr. Carney that actually listens and goes out of her to make sure you are comfortable and understand what your body is trying to tell you. Excellent Dr. and i'm happy and lucky to have found here.
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
Dr. Carney is truly a gift to this earth. She is what doctors should be and need to be!
I don't know if there are enough characters to allow me to express just what an incredible doctor Dr. Carney is.
I first learned of Dr. Carney after I saw her husband speak on her behalf at a pot luck. Dr. Carney's husband talked about her approach to treating patients using a preventative care method rather then a treat the problem after it has already occurred sort of way.
That resonated with me big time! I care about myself, the environment and animals so naturally I eat a Vegan diet and had done so for nearly 20 years. Dr. Carney promotes eating this way in lieu of the cholesterol/saturated fat laden Standard American Diet aka SAD.
I thought it would be awesome to have a Vegan doctor little did I realize that was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to just how amazing Dr. Carney is.
She is truly an educator. And when I say that please don't groan and think "oh she is gonna talk my ear off about going Vegan etc", what I mean by educator is that she explains to you so much about your body and how it works.
She teaches you how different foods/ingredients effect your body. What vitamins and minerals your body needs and why. Each and every test she does she tells you in depth and in terms that anyone can understand just exactly what she is looking for and why.
Dr. Carney shared with me a story of a patient who came into the ER (before she started her private practice) and he had just had a heart attack. She asked him if his primary care doctor had ever told him how to prevent a heart attack in the first place to which he responds no.
That is one of the many things that inspired her to start her own practice and run it the way that she does. Dr. Carney offers patients so much GREAT information as to how they can take control of their health and prevent so many illnesses (like heart attacks) from happening in the first place.
Before becoming a patient of Dr. Carney's I had no idea that I had been receiving sub-par care from prior primary care doctors! 10 - 15 minutes with a doctor is typically all the time you get. Not Dr. Carney! She has skipped lunch just to make time for patients and to make sure she does her job to the fullest extent possible!
And to Justin P. who says she "over reaches her role as a GP", I believe other doctors UNDER reach their roles and do the bare minimum!
Granted I can not attest to her lack of tolerance for non-Vegans because I am one however I can only assume that since she is (or probably was at this point) your doctor that she just wants you to be as healthy as humanly possible so obviously she is going to recommend the healthiest lifestyle choices to you!
If you smoked crack, I am willing to bet she would advise you to cut that out of your diet as well!
But that is neither here nor there!
Dr. Carney is an amazing doctor who does things a whole heck of a lot different then most doctors these days and it is a welcome change!
If you have the chance to have this woman as your doctor I can not recommend it enough! She is worth the drive (I drive an hour just to see her!) and I am truly grateful to have Dr. Carney as my doctor and you will be too!
Pflugerville, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
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...
Dr. Carney has definitely changed my opinion of doctors and the health care profession. Until just recently, I have been averse to going to the doctor for anything. However, I just moved to Austin and needed my blood pressure and cholesterol meds refilled and just happened to contact Dr. Carney's office (in my insurance network). I was able to get in fairly quickly and she reviewed my family history and the meds I was on and was reluctant to refill my meds without doing a complete workup on me. I agreed to all that she did because it was so vitally necessary given my family history and the diseases they were afflicted with. She is a doctor that believes in educating and resolving medical issues at the root of the problems instead of just treating symptoms. She has worked with me to change my diet and to live a healthier lifestyle and for that I am truly grateful! I would not hesitate to refer her to anyone interested in finding a doctor who genuinely cares for the patients' health and well-being.
Donna, Austin, TX