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Where to find a mold doctor: a physician who has expertise in environmental medicine and mold-related illness. In addition to providing contact information for doctgors, this document discusses the decision to consult a physician who has expertise in mold and mold related illness.
We suggest a few questions to ask your doctor about the possibility of building-related illness, we include a list of physicians with expertise in mold and environmental medicine, and we provide a article series that can help you assess the risk of mold related illness in a building.
Professional remediation was not needed for the mold cleanup of the area shown at the top of this page, and the mold-related-illness risk to building occupants from this mold contamination was insignificant.
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Where to find a Doctor who is a Mold Expert: Directory of Physicians with Expertise in Environmental Medicine & Mold Related Illness
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Mold Sickness References - mold related illness articles you'll want to review
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Can You Refer me to a Specific Mold Doctor or Specialist
I am emailing you to ask for a referral to a mold doctor. I live in an apartment infested with black mold. I have allergies, and suppressed immune system and as I have health insurance I cannot afford the co-pay to go see a doctor or be able to pay for the balance that my insurance does not meet.
Can you refer me to a doctor in my area that can assist me. I believe with all of my symptoms I have extensive exposure to black mold to a high level. I have researched the symptoms and realize I have mild skin breakouts in this past two weeks and respiratory problems that are indicative of black mold toxins. Please refer and advise if possible. I can travel to Portland if necessary. Can you also refer me to an agency that can help relocate me from this apartment? S.S.
(Dec 10, 2012) lisa said:
I really need some help,I HAVE read and researched so much of your articals,since my mom passed in 2008,cause alot of wierd things were happening here,please i am in need of some help with this home, I have contacted several certian referances that are responsible for public safty,but i get the door shut in every direction she purchased it in 1995,and my parents retired here ,I got home sick and moved here in 1997, every thing was new,steets,homes,trees,I helped her replace every thing from,drains,toilet,spikets she spent about another fifty thousand on windows,carpet garage door maintance,she told me some nice people came by,will tell later,and she had entered a program for senior citizens who live alone,or lost their other that did all the upkeep,so she told me they sprayed all new insulation,up stairs exept over the garage,it was not heated they stopped right at area where they are in this little closet,water tank and furnace,the building inspector ok,d her brand new water tank,and trane forced heat/air, the first one she had installed 1998, then another one 2007and became very ill the water smelled like sewer,we had several major insect out breaks,gnats,,,they were so thick in the air outside,you couldnt help to swallow a dozon or two trying to get inside or a car,she called all over for anwsers,i thought she was just getting senile at 78,i lived 15 miles away,she was having major dizzy spells,and complained of nasty rashes,and odors,I
You can find a physician specializing in environmental medicine and mold related illness by taking the following steps:
Watch out: If you already know that your home has large areas of toxic or allergenic mold (more than 30 sq.ft.) then you should probably be taking steps asap to remove yourself from that environment asap - if you move, and if your home is proven to be badly mold contaminated, your possessions including soft goods, clothing, curtains, etc. will probably need to be cleaned. Do not let an amateur try performing a "mold cleanup job" in a very moldy home: the risk is that they make the problem worse by spreading moldy dust all over everything, making the workers or building occupants sick in the process.
Watch out: in the above message the writer refers to "black mold" - but not all black mold is harmful, and there are a great many molds of other colors that are at least as harmful or more harmful. Don't guess at the level of severity of a mold contamination by the color of the mold. See MOLD APPEARANCE - WHAT MOLD LOOKS LIKE and also Recognize Harmless Black Mold.
More Questions About Mold Causes and Finding a "Mold Doctor"
Why do I Have Mold and Mildew in My Closets and Bathrooms - due to my Air Conditioner? I Need a Mold Doctor
I have had a problem for almost 4 years in trying to get the installers of my new air conditioning unit to find out why I have mold and mildew in my closets and bathroom--never had any problems before installing the new unit. It was installed in April--mold was covering the metal vents in August after a hot summer--followed by their excuses as to why this would happen--then in November I started felling dizzy--having muscle aches and pains--went to the doctor and spent the next year and a half getting a diagnosis.
I was then diagnosed with fibromyalgia--I did not put the two together for awhile. I have contacted an attorney and have had the vent filters checked at a lab-tested positive for Aspergillus--Cladosporium--Hyphae--Penicillium/Aspergillus. The attorney says that I will need a Doctor that will be able to connect the symptoms to the diagnosis. I live 2 hours from Atlanta GA--Knoxville TN--Birmingham Al. Any information will be helpful. L.G., GA TN
A competent onsite inspection by an expert usually finds additional clues that help accurately diagnose a problem. That said, here are some things to consider:
Question: My mom has been living in a house with toxic black mold ...
My mom has been living in a house with toxic black mold in it for about 4 or 5 months. I want to get her seen by a doctor because she has seemed to be getting very sick. Are there any good doctors that specialize in mold that you can recommend for me? - A.R.
Question: suffering from mold poisoning, we need to find a specialist doctor
I was curious if you would be able to provide me with some help. My wife and I have been suffering from mold poisoning, and we have people remediating the issue, but we need to find a specialist doctor. I have tried many numbers in my area but they are either no longer working or too far from my location. Could you provide me with some doctor’s numbers who could help? I live in Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Thanks for your time and help, -- C.P. 6/13/13
Sure C.P. in the article above [link sent in original email reply] you will find some places to go for a doctor withe expertise in mold-related illness. Coincidentally we just recently added contact information for a physician in Florida. If you find that article unclear or wanting please let me know and I'll do my best to assist further.
Question: how to find an environmental medicine doctor in Canada
I'm from Calgary Alberta, Canada and I believe I need to find a doctor that has experience with mold illness. The place that I work, I believe has mold underneath their sinks. I've been sent home from work four or five times, two of which I ended up in hospital and one of those times, taken in an ambulance.
This is what happens: -Left side of my face swells up -My eyes hurt -I have a burning fever -Hands swell -Feet swell -Vomiting (sometimes) -Shortness of breath (sometimes) -Feelings of Constant Fatigue -Nausea -Weight Loss -Hair loss -Memory Loss "Short Term" -Chronic Sinus Infections -Pain in the Joints and Muscles -Swelling is painful -Skin is itchy -Losing coincidence (sometimes) -On going headaches for sometimes days
Any information or a point in the right directions to finding someone that can help me out in Calgary Alberta, Canada would be a huge weight off me. No doctor I've seen has been able to help me. None of them seem to take me seriously or want to do any testing on me that isn't an allergy test. I've had allergy test and they come back negative. More of my co-workers are starting to get ill with the same symptoms that I have. One of my co-workers was taken to hospital as well in the same week I was. - D. Alberta, Canada 11/27/2013
Thank you for the referral question, D. - it helps us realize where we need to work on making our text more clear or more complete and I have in fact added more links to environmental health resources for Canadians as I will provide at a link below. Regarding suspected environmental illness, often a competent onsite inspection of the home or other places where you spend time and made by an expert finds additional clues that would permit a more accurate, complete, and authoritative answer than we can give by email alone. You will find additional depth and detail in articles at our website.
That said, try contacting EHA Alberta - Environmental Health Association of Alberta P.O. Box 25 Main Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 2G9, Tel: 780-289-5719 , Email (use the website contact form), Website: www.eha-ab.ca
Let me know if the EHA for your province is helpful in locating a physician specializing in environmental medicine.
I've also posted additional and updated resources and contact information for Canadians at our home page for medical referral and doctor contacts in environmental medicine found in the article above.
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Mold or allergens may not be the only or even the main indoor environmental contaminant. Don't let media attention to mold cause so much enviro-scare fear that other, possibly more urgent hazards go un-addressed.