If desperately searching for a diagnosis or specialized care, use this service
“I can not begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Raymond Rupert and his team at RCM Health Consultancy. It is not an exaggeration to say they saved my life and I would not be here writing this had I chosen to stay within the public health care system.
The months leading up to my decision to join RCM were filled with 18+ specialist appointments and bi-weekly emergency room visits. Unfortunately, no one wanted to spend the time to listen to what was going on with me or take the initiative to ask questions. I faced judgment at every turn and got passed along from one doctor to the next as no one wanted to spend the time necessary to figure out my health mystery. I continued to be rushed in and out of appointments that I waited months to attend. I felt defeated and utterly abandoned by our health care system.
By the time I heard about RCM, I had given up on the health care system and doctors in general. I had been given the run around in the public system, wasted thousands on private doctors and was not at all confident that RCM was going to help me with anything. Despite my resistance, I decided to meet with them.
I attended my first meeting armed with 500+ pictures and a thick binder stuffed with test results and consultation notes that had been compiled over the past 8 months. Dr. Rupert told me that for my age (40) I was the most complex case he had seen. Instead of giving up on me and passing me along, he sat with me, looked at my pictures and listened intently to my lengthy summary of the past few months. I decided to give him a try and off we went.
I was pleased to learn that this would be a transparent experience. I was in communication with the team daily and could see what they were working on along with any and all notes, results and documents relating to my care. Before I knew it, there was a new differential diagnosis on the table. Dr. Rupert had arranged for me to go to Edmonton Alberta to see the world authority Rheumatologist in my suspected disease. Just like that- I WAS DIAGNOSED!
I am sure many of you reading this are debating paying for healthcare in a country that offers it for free. Like me, you my have given up on doctors in general. I can promise you that it will be money well spent and you WILL have answers. Sadly, I have learned that our Canadian healthcare system is overwhelmed and does not have the extra time or colleagues collaborate needed to diagnose complex cases and mystery illnesses. Dr. Rupert was my “Dr. House”. RCM was worth every penny and I urge those desperately searching for a diagnosis or specialized care to use their service!
Dr. Raymond Rupert is one in a million…… take my word on it because he figured out that I am too.
THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!”