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...

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A great first visit to Dr Carney

My wife and I came to Dr Carney because of her promotion of the Fuhrman diet. In 40 years of going to doctors, I have never had as detailed and comprehensive a first visit (or any visit) as I did with Dr Carney.

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Dr. Carney is a fantastic Doctor

Yelp keeps taking down good reviews for Dr. Carney - it is frustrating they are only leaving up a few bad reviews, because I know MANY people who have now left reviews - and they are now gone. Dr. Carney is a fantastic Doctor, caring, patient and really tries to actually help you reverse conditions rather than just prescribe and have you leave. If you are interested in getting better - go to Dr. Carney, if you are interested in prolonging your suffering with lots of medication, that end up doing nothing - find a minute clinic or another place that won't care as much. My husband and I both trust Dr. Carney a lot and appreciate that she is one of the few doctors left who are interested in healing not in making tons of money from prescribing and letting people go with out any real help.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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Dr. Linda Carney is not a conventional doctor

Dr. Linda Carney is not a conventional doctor. If you are looking for a doctor to prescribe medication to treat chronic illness and comfortingly ignore the root cause, then Dr. Linda Carney is not the doctor for you. However, if you are interested in real health, by correcting the root cause of the illness, then Dr. Linda Carney is that doctor.

Most of the negative reviews complain that she wants to convert you to Christian and vegan. The Christian complaint is untrue. I am her patient and religion has never been mentioned or referenced. Since I was already vegan, I'm not sure about the vegan complaint, however, it makes sense to me that she would not want to waste her time on a patient who continues with a toxic diet and then wants her to prescribe medication to treat the diet induced illnesses.

After becoming her patient, my wife went vegan and all of her chronic illnesses are rapidly receding and most are already gone. Medications, she has been on most of her life are no longer needed. Her energy and "feel-good" levels are on the upswing. After years of Dr. Carney style health management, I am now [at the age of 61] healthier, no aches or pains anywhere, feel great, have the energy level of a 10 year old, am lighter yet more muscle mass, stronger, more agile and capable that when I was 20. At 20, my health was typical average.

Simply put; if you want real health as opposed to drug dependent health, Dr. Carney is that doctor.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp.

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Far beyond the traditional call of duty!

I posted a review of Dr. Carney after my second visit on 7/19/2013 and gave her five stars. New insight gained since that time suggests an update is in order. What I have come to realize is that until meeting Dr. Carney, I had never actually witnessed a "real" doctor or even considered the concept. Previously, I would have considered the concept, as I now understand it, something of a fantasy or movie character. Every previous doctor I have known, even ones with excellent "bed-side-manner", is all about profession.

I believe a real doctor is one who passionately devotes their life to the health and well-being of others and is not limited by profession, establishment, standard procedure or thinking "inside the box". A real doctor cares for people with eyes-wide-open instead of blindly writing prescriptions per pharmaceutical marketing. A real doctor seeks out the root cause, instead of masking the condition with treatment and drugs.

I have witnessed Dr. Carney caring for patients (including myself) far beyond the traditional call of duty. Examples include extended office visits, house calls and educating patients about the cause, prevention and cure of chronic diseases. I have witnessed her crash-course educating herself on subjects outside her field of medicine and curing patients (including myself) where numerous specialists have all failed.

It appears that the negative reviews stem from the desire and familiarity of conventional treatment as this requires the least effort on the patient's part. An overwhelmingly high percentage of health issues, however, are due to lifestyle and many people are offended to hear that their lifestyle is degrading their life and making them sick.

With no actual comparison to any character, Dr. Carney's practice reminds me of what I take away from the movies "Doc Hollywood" and "Patch Adams": the vision of a highly attentive doctor with real experience coupled with a love for their patients as if they were their own family.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp.

I appreciate that she gave us "tough love" about the choices were were making.

I'm confused by the negativity as well -- my husband and I love Dr. Carney. We are very grateful that she helped rein in my husband's high cholesterol through dietary changes, and I appreciate that she gave us "tough love" about the choices were were making. It's not always easy to hear, but definitely necessary and we are much better off for it! So few doctors are knowledgeable about or willing to discuss nutrition with patients, and I am so glad Dr. Carney takes that approach.

She offers a lot of information and is very thorough, which I'm sure can seem overwhelming, but I've never felt rushed, ignored, or left with unanswered questions. I also like that she offers non-drug treatment options when appropriate, as I prefer to save medication and antibiotics for when I truly need them.

We have always had great experiences with the staff, and we've been able to get last-minute appointments easily. As others have mentioned, there are religious decorations and reading materials in the office, but despite being initially weirded out by it, I have found that they exist solely in the background (and religion has certainly never come up during a visit).

The Airrosti practice that she partners with has been nothing but top-notch as well, and they have treated us both for numerous acute and chronic injuries.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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I can't thank Dr. Carney enough for empowering me...

If you want a pill to fix what ails you, Dr. Carney probably isn't the doctor for you. If you want someone who will help you truly improve your health, then I highly recommend her. I'll admit to being highly skeptical of all the diet changes that Dr. Carney recommended, but the results speak for themselves. She explained that part of my problem is probably genetics since even my 40-year-old sister has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But I followed her advice, changed my diet and lowered my blood pressure and cholesterol in just months without medication. Plus, I dropped 20 pounds without even trying! I'm still not 100% where I want to be on my diet (that's code for I still cheat too much), but I continue to get better and better. I can't thank Dr. Carney enough for empowering me to take control of my health.

Yes, she often runs behind schedule. But that's because she takes so much time with each patient. I can't imagine someone who cares more about her patients.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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I Get Better and Better

Dr. Carney has been the only provider who has ever taken on the responsibility of helping me to manage my care and my health! While I have sometimes had a hard time accepting the hard truth that she has delivered, under her guidance I have strengthened my immune system, ended the chronic annual 4 sinus infections that have plagued me for years, narrowly missed a cardiac event because of her vigilance and adamancy that I not ignore that funny little tingling in my left hand, and lost weight.

Giving up animal products has not been hard, although I still struggle to change my cooking habits and know what to fix for myself and my family. As a life time carnivore I can readily acknowledge that accepting a vegan diet is at the heart of the solution to my improved health. Introduction to appropriate reading materials through Dr. Carney's library has helped me intellectually to understand the negative role of lifelong habits on my health and accept the need to change them. To say that Dr. Carney and her team have saved my life would be an understatement. When I follow her direction I get better and better rather than older and older.

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I have searched for years...

I met with Dr. Carney and discussed several ongoing (personal) medical issues that have plagued me for years. She is the ONLY Doctor out of 5 that has not immediately whipped out a prescription pad and/or run expensive tests on me. She truly listened to me and understood that I have tried pill after pill for various issues, all to no avail. In fact, the side effects from the medication I have taken over the years have literally been ruining my health and my life. I have searched for years to find someone that would approach my issues from a preventative standpoint instead of medicating me for issues that can be treated naturally. Dr. Carney is that person. She is treating me with diet and lifestyle changes although it would have been more money in the bank for her to treat me as other Doctors have done. Am I crazy about my new eating plan? NO. Is it helping me? YES! After only a few weeks I am already seeing improvements in my health. This is the first time I have been able to sleep without medication of some sort in several years. My other issues are improving as well. Dr. Carney spent a lot of time with me, addressing all of my questions. She was very informative, patient, and caring. I encourage anyone who reads this to find out for yourself if she is the Doctor for you. I trust her with my life, despite the negative feedback on this site

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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I'm fixed without invasive procedures or medications

I have been a patient of Dr. Carney's since 2010 and have had good experiences.

About her waiting room, there are pre-recorded programs playing. They are religious-ish in that the audio playing on it is reminiscent of church songs, but I can never put my finger on a specific song. The video is just nature and animals- waterfalls, families of ducks, deer drinking from lakes, etc. I think its peaceful and is certainly better than daytime tv.

During her consultations, she does pack a whole lot of information in to 1 visit. Usually when I leave I feel like we had been talking for an hour but it has only been 15 min.

She is vegan, and is a promoter of it, so yes, if your cholesterol, allergies, or whatever can be cured with diet modification, she will absolutely try to get you to go that route. My first visit was for sinus headaches. She said cut out the dairy, but if I chose not to, she prescribed me flonase and singulair. I went ahead and cut out the dairy and ta-daa! No more headaches.

My most recent visit was for heart palpitations. I used to have this issue as a teenager and it had returned. Rather than just punting me to Cardiology like my doctor 10 years ago had, she got a 12 lead EKG, blood work, and asked me to walk on her treadmill. After the diagnostics were finished she found the cause was from a B12 deficiency. Once again, I'm fixed without invasive procedures or medications. She still gave me a referral to a cardiologist just in case I wanted to pursue it.

I love that she gives me options, and is always looking to cure an illness the natural way first. I think that too many practitioners are soft on their patients, and our culture has created an environment where people don't want to change a single habit, just give them another pill! Lots of things need medications and medical intervention, but lots don't. That is all.

Buda, TX - Posted 5 Star Review on Yelp

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If I could give Dr. Linda Carney (and staff!) 10 stars I would!

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

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If you want to heal and reverse your illness

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

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My experience with Dr. Carney has been great.

I am surprised to see so many negative reviews on here. My experience with Dr. Carney has been great. Also, I must have been in a completely different waiting room, because I like the one they have. The staff there is very friendly.

I have been having health problems on and off for the past couple of years and finally got a full blood panel to see what exactly was wrong. Based on the results Dr. Carney recommended some diet and lifestyle changes to make along with a book she recommended I read. While the lifestyle changes were not easy to make overnight, they have helped make tremendous progress. I did not want to be put on pharmaceutical drugs and that didn't even come up as an option, thankfully. I feel much better now and am making more progress every day. Dr. Carney is a great listener, which is also rare among doctors who seem to usually just want to talk about 5x as much as they listen.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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No More Yearly Bronchitis

Before I met Dr. Carney I would get bronchitis every winter. Allergies were causing post nasal drip that then effected my lungs. Some years I would get pneumonia. Dr. Carney taught me how to control the allergies, to prevent the more serious illnesses, and since then I have not been sick again.

I have enjoyed many years of good health because of her preventive counseling!

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Then I went to see Dr. Carney.

I spent nearly two years battling an incredibly frustrating and disruptive skin issue. Whenever I'd 'break out', my face and body would be covered in burning, swollen hives, weeping natural moisture, leaving me dry and brittle once the hives subsided. My first doctor saw me multiple times over an 18 month period, and gave me new steroids and antihistamines each time, the combination which forced me to then take additional time off of work because I was so lethargic. She insisted I was allergic to sunlight, a pretty hefty diagnosis. I requested several times to get a dermatologist referral but she refused. Then I went to see Dr. Carney.

Though my first visit was very short, she got to the point. When I told her I was tired of taking meds that only knocked me out, didn't even relieve the symptoms tormenting me, she recommended a change in diet, one that would remove nearly all potential allergens. After less than 3 months on this restricted diet, I was able to determine the cause of my breakouts- my makeup. I now know what kinds of things to avoid, and am able to go out into the sun and enjoy summer activities without feeling like the unibomber, wrapped up in hoodies, dark glasses and hats.

The only reason I give only 4 stars is because they had excessive issues accepting my insurance. Blue Cross Blue Shield isn't uncommon, yet their system couldn't make it work, so I had to pay cash up front until the problem was straightened out.

Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp

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