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MTHFR Doctors

The health professionals below have either attended one of Dr Lynch’s intensive two day conferences or have completed the distance learning course.

(Disclaimer: Please note that Dr Lynch is not affiliated with these physicians in any way nor is he responsible for the treatment you receive from them.)

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Become qualified. Dr Lynch requires all health professionals to first have training in MTHFR and methylation.

1. Complete one or more of Dr. Lynch’s highly attended online methylation and nutrigenomic courses.

2. Become a member of Seeking Heath Educational Institute.


Karen Green
BHSc (Nutritional Medicine), Adv. Diploma Naturopathy & Herbalism, Fitgenes Practitioner, NLP Practitioner, Bachelor of Education (Adult Trainer)
Sunshine Coast, QLD and Newcastle, NSW

Carolyn Ledowsky
BHSc (Naturopathy), BHSc (Herbal Medicine)
MTHFR Support Australia
Neutral Bay, NSW

Lisa McDonald
BA, Masters Management and Advanced Diploma Naturopathy
Sydney, NSW

Peninsula Holistic General Practice
Rosebud, Victoria

Kate Powe
Adv. Dip. Naturopathy; B.A
Sydney, NSW

Kylie Seaton BHSc (Nat), Adv Dips Nat, WHM, Hom, Nut
Kylie Seaton Naturopath Homeopath
Sydney, NSW

Patricia Vandenberg- Smith
BHSci (Naturopathy)
Journey To Health
Western Sydney, NSW

Claudette Wadsworth
BHSc, BA, Adv DN, Nut D, DRM, PostGrad NFM, MATMS, MNHAA
Better Health Clinic
Bondi Junction, NSW

Dorota Wroblewska
BHSc, Adv. Dip. of Naturopathy, Adv. Dip. of Western Herbal Medicine, Adv. Dip. of Homeopathy, Diploma of Nutrition
Randwick, NSW

Min Yeo
MBBS FRACGP M.Mus (Dist), F Mus A
2 Heeley St
Paddington, NSW

Marie Lacey
BHSc (Complementary Medicine)
Carrara, QLD

Colleen Rowe
BHSc (Naturopathy)
Colleen Rowe Naturopath
Ashgrove, QLD

Michael Smith
BHSc (Naturopathy and Nutrition)
Planet Naturopath
Agnes Water, QLD

Lyn de Silva
Healing Oasis
Montville, QLD

Rohan Smith
BHSc (Nutritional Medicine)
Adelaide, SA

Karen Chipperton, RN, ND, HD, Dip. Nut.
The Blossom Clinic
Melbourne, Victoria

Anne Digby
M. Repro Med (current), M. Public Health, B Midwifery, Grad Dip West Herb Med, ND
Melbourne, Victoria

Susan Hunter
BHSc (Naturopathy)
Melbourne, Victoria

Samantha Marks
BHSc (Naturopathy)
Melbourne, Victoria

Cheryl Penna
BHSc (Naturopathy)
Certification with A4M / A5M anti-aging medicine
Certification with ACNEM in Australia
Northcote, Victoria

Shirley Strachan
BHSc (Complementary Medicine)
Geelong, Victoria

Kaye Wright
BHSc (Naturopathy)
Melbourne, Victoria

Serena Kay
BSc (Immunology, Zoology)
Advanced Diplomas: Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Western Herbal Medicine
Tara Health Centre
Perth, Western Australia


Kaleigh Coolsaet, BSc, ND
Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic
North Vancouver, BC

Sacha Elliott, ND
Canopy Integrated Health
North Vancouver, BC

Jennifer Forgeron, ND
Yorkville Integrative Health Clinic
Toronto, ON

The Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine
Dr. Bruce Hoffman, MSc, MBChB, FAARFM
Calgary, AB

Meaghan McCollum, ND
Calgary, AB

Fiona McCulloch, BSc ND
White Lotus Integrative Medicine
Toronto, ON

Bryan Rade, ND
Sackville Naturopathic Centre
Halifax, NS

Taylor Seier, ND
Grandview Health Group
Surrey, BC


Beatriz Gallagher, CNS, PhD
Integrity Dental & Medical
Chapala, Jalisco

South Korea

Jungwuk Park,MD.Ph D.
Korean Society of Integrative Functional Medicine
Seoul, South Korea

United Kingdom

Angela Bailey, BA(Hons), Dip RSA, DipION
Cheshire Natural Health Clinic
Cheshire, UK

Jack Galloway, BA(Hons), CISSN, mlFM
London, UK

Holistic Healing
Cumbria & Lancashire, U.K.

Anne Pemberton, BSc(Hon), PGCE(autism),RGN,Dip.ION, MSc (nutritional medicine)
Leeds and York, UK



Dane Buxbaum N.D. PLLC
Naturopathic Primary Care emphasizing Dietary & Lifestyle Medicine
Phoenix, AZ


Joseph Aiello, DO
San Diego Center For Integrative Medicine
La Mesa, CA

Lynn Altieri-Need, FDN
Advocate for Healing
Mammoth Lakes, CA

Amy Charnay, CNS/RYT
Amy Charnay
Santa Rosa, CA

Jim Cross, N.D., L. Ac.
We Are On Common Ground
Quincy, CA

David Daily, ND
The Center for Health and Wellbeing
San Diego, CA

Reed Davis, CN
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
Poway, CA

Sharon Dittmer, DC
Vitality & Wellness Center
San Rafael, CA

Teray Garchitorena, ND
Berkeley Naturopathic Group
Berkeley, CA

Sheila George, MD/CA
Center for Metabolic Wellness
Los Angeles, CA

J. Claire Green, ND, Nutrition, Homeopathy
Santa Rosa, CA

Angela Griffiths, DC
Griffiths Functional Medicine & Chiropractic
Pleasanton, CA

Bridget Grusecki, ND
Radiant Health
Sebastopol, CA

Santa Rosa, CA

Simon Hodson, MA
Tam Counseling
San Francisco, CA

Camille Holstein, ND
Heavenly Inspiration Wellness Center
Clovis, CA

Donna Kelley, CN
Concepts of Optimal Nutrition
Sutter Creek, CA

Elizabeth Korza, ND
Berkeley Naturopathic Medical Group
Berkeley , CA

Christina Martinez, ND
San Diego Center For Integrative Medicine
La Mesa, CA

Robert Mathis, MD
Baseline Health
Santa Barbara, CA

Lily Mazzarella, CNS
Santa Rosa, CA

Ricardo Miranda, L.Ac.
Westside Acupuncture & Wellness Center
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Andrea Rosario, DC
Functional Longevity Institute
Sacramento, CA

Trudy Scott, CN
Food, Mood & Women’s Health
Rancho Cordova, CA

Barbara Solomon, MS CNS
Functional Health
San Diego, CA

Tara Stoop, ND
Berkeley Naturopathic Medical Group
Berkeley , CA

Sheila Wagner, PT/CN
Finally Fix Your Health
Larkspur, CA

Sarah Whitney, ND
Bernhoft Center for Advanced Medicine
Los Angeles, CA


Carrie Ballus, FNP-C
Boulder Integrative Health
Boulder, CO

Randy Bimestefer, L.Ac.(N.C.C.A.)
Denver, CO

Jill C. Carnahan, MD
Flatiron Functional Medicine
Boulder, CO

Gail Dawson, NP
Wholeness Center
Fort Collins, CO

Terri Fox, MD
Holistica Integrative Care
Boulder, CO

Fred Grover Jr. M.D. FAAFP
Integrative, Functional, Anti-Aging and Wellness-Oriented Primary Care
Denver, CO

Shelby Kahl, RDH/PC
Shelby L. Kahl
Fort Collins, CO

Carol Lipper, MD/ABIM/ABIHM
Carol Lipper, MD, LLC
Denver, CO

Steve Ottersberg, MS
Namaste Health Center
Durango, CO

Shelese Pratt, ND
Flatirons Naturopathic Clinic
Niwot, CO

Francesca Quinn, ND/CMT
Vitality Natural Medicine
Denver, CO

Mary Shackelton, ND
Holistica Integrative Care
Boulder, CO

Jacqui Slavin, DC
Functional Wellness
Denver and Avon, CO

Coleen Walsh, MFA/NTP
Harvesting Nutrition
Denver, CO

Nasha Winters, ND/LAc
Namaste Health Center
Durango, CO


Kendra Becker, ND, FNP, APRN
Family Wellness Centre of Connecticut
Waterford, CT

Christine Louden, ND
Connecticut Center for Health
West Hartford, CT

Carol Mann
New England Brain Training Associates
Stonington, CT

Henry Sobo, MD
Optimal Health Medical, LLC
Stamford, CT


Steven D’Antonio, ND, AP
Whole Family Healthcare
Winter Park, FL

Aylin Ozdemir, MD/FAAP/ABIHM
Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville
Ponte Vedra, FL

Maggie Ruiz-Paedae, DOM, AP, NT
Dr. Maggie – Evidence-Based Medicine
Orlando Fl, 32819


Laurie Steelsmith N.D., L.Ac.
Steelsmith Natural Health Center
Honolulu, HI

Sarah Strong, ND
Hilo Natural Health Clinic
Hilo, HI


Monika Buerger, BA,DC
Eagle Canyon Wellness Center
Ammon, ID

Susan Hegstad, MD
Boise, ID

Amy McDougal, Pharm.D
Teton Sage
Rexburg, Idaho

Sara Rodgers, ND/CAc
Idaho Naturopathic Medicine
Boise, ID


Rindie Coker, DN
Rindie Coker
Villa Park, IL

Annette Kohn-Lau, ND, CTN
Cottonwood Healing Center
Northbrook, IL

Alicia Miller, ND
Natural Care Clinic
Naperville, IL

Heather Shannon, LCPC, CHC
HWCA of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Cynthia Smith
Life Zone Wellness LLC
Chicago, IL

Mary Veltri, BSN
Healthy Foundations
Northbrook, IL


Steve Pfeifer, MD
Health & Wellness of Carmel
Indianapolis, IN


Stephanie Gray, DNP, ARNP
Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic
Cedar Rapids, IA


Debbie Hannan, DC
Chiropractic Health Center
Metairie, LA


Lowell I Gerber, MD MS FACC
Lifestyle & Age Management Medicine
Freeport, ME

Bethany Hays, MD/FACOG
True North Health center
Falmouth, ME

Corrie Merinaro, ND
New England Naturopathic Health
Waterville, ME

Aline R. Potvin, ND
Heartwood Family Health
Farmington, ME


Maggie Luther, ND
Healthy Roots Natural Medicine
Milford, MA


Marjie C. Andrejciw, MT (ASCP), MS, NC
Circle of Life Nutrition
Fenton, MI

Tony L Boggess, D.O.
Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Michelle Crowder, ND
Rochester Hills, MI

Doug Cutler, ND
Cutler Integrative Medicine
Southfield, MI


Sara Jean Barrett, ND
Alternative Solutions for Health
Minneapolis, MN

Helen C. Healy, ND
Wellspring Clinic
St. Paul, MN

Lori Hulsing, ND
All Seasons Integrative Health
Minneapolis, MN

Steven Parnell, MD
Dulcimer Medical Center
Fairmont, MN

Hugh Wegwerth, D.C.
Bandana Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Minneapolis, MN

Bernarda Zenker, MD
Trinity Integrative Medicine
Burnsville, MN


Emily Hecker DC, CNC, BS
Thrive for Life | Integrative Nutrition
Frontenac, MO

Robert Kessinger, DC
Kessinger Health & Wellness Diagnostics Centre
Rolla, MO

Rhonda Simons, DO
Image Evolutions – Wellness & Beauty
Kansas City, MO

Rajiv Yadava, DO
Des Peres Hospital
St. Louis, MO

New Hampshire

Ruth Galbraith, ND
Granite State Natural Medicine, LLC
Keene, NH

New Jersey

Elaine Hardy, MS, RN, APN, C
Holistic Family Healthcare, PC
Hackettstown, NJ

Melissa Josselson, ND
Melissa Josselson
Cherry Hill, NJ

New Mexico

Wholistic Kinesiology Center
Los Ranchos, NM

New York

Jill Cruz, MS, CNS
Health Is Freedom, LLC
Spring Valley, NY

Sheila George, MD/CA
Center for Metabolic Wellness
New York, NY

Mary Gocke, RD/CDN
Blum Center for Health
Rye Brook, NY

Anne VanCouvering, ND/CNS/LMT
Hamptons Naturopathic
Sag Harbor, NY

Christian Wenstedt
Vital Objectives Health Education & Coaching
New York, NY

North Carolina

Marie Andersson, DC
Sage Wellness Group
Hendersonville, NC

Michael Citron MS, MD
Raleigh, NC


Ed Hemeyer, MD
NOMS Allergy & Environmental Family Medicine
Bellevue, OH

Keith Ungar, DC
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron & Independence, OH


Michael D Leu, ND, Pharm. D
Dr. Leu’s Pathways to Wellness
Jenks, OK


Alicia Bigelow, ND
National College of Natural Medicine Clinic
Portland, OR

Shannon Brown, ND/LAc
Dr. Brown House Calls
Portland, OR

Julie Brush, ND
2bwell Clinic
Portland, OR

Jennifer Curtis, ND
Nature’s Path Family Wellness
Portland, OR

Lisa Dickinson, ND
Lisa Dickinson
Portland, OR

Signy Erickson, LMT/DC
Light Works Healing Arts
Bend, OR

Usha Honeyman, DC/ND/DABCI
Dr. Honeyman
Corvallis, OR

Chris Kleronomos, FNP-BC/DAAPM/DAOM-LAc
Fibromyalgia & Neuromuscular Pain Center of Oregon
Corvallis, OR

Larry Lubcke, DC, DABCO
Health Touch Chiropractic
Tigard, OR

Julie Martin, DC
Chiropractic & Individualized Medicine
Sisters, OR

Cristin McQueen, FNP
Portland, OR

Jennifer Means, ND/LAc
Singing River Natural Medicine
Beaverton, OR

Linda Meloche, ND/LAc
Abbey Road Clinic
Carlton, OR

Elissa Mendenhall, ND
Amenda Clinic
Portland, OR

Molly O’Neill, ND/LAc
Bloom Natural Healthcare
Portland, OR

Virginia A. Oram, ND
Blair Centre for Natural Medicine
Eugene, Oregon

Erica Peirson, ND
Down Syndrome Treatment Center of Oregon
Portland, OR

Stacey Raffety, ND/LAc
Tigard Holistic Health Clinic
Tigard, OR

Kelly Raylinsky,ND
Pearl Natural Health
Portland, OR

Jens Riogeist, L.AC.
Newberg Natural Health Center
Newberg, OR

Louise Rose, ND
Rose Cabinet Medicine
Portland, OR

Kathy Sawhill, ND
Dandelion Naturopathic PC
Beaverton, OR

Daniel Smith, ND
Bear Creek Naturopathic Clinic
Medford, OR

Ashley Sullivan, ND
Amenda Clinic
Portland, OR

Cory Tichauer, ND
Bear Creek Clinic
Medford, OR

Louise Tolzman, ND
Yew Medicine
Portland, OR

Eddie Vickers, ND/LAc
An Hao Natural Health Care Clinic
Portland, OR

Jeanette Welker, APPRN, FNP-BC
Oregon Optimal Health
Eugene, OR

John Winters, ND
Winters Naturopathic Clinic
LaGrande, OR

Sharon Woodard, ND
Good Life Medicine Center
Portland, OR


Robert Miller, ND
Tree of Life Health Ministries
Ephrata, PA

Rhode Island

Pamela Shervanick, DO
Dr. Pamela Shervanick
Barrington, RI


Eric Potter MD
Sanctuary Medical Care and Consulting, PLLC
Northeast/Middle Tennessee and Southwest Virginia


Amber Brooks, DC, CACCP, BSN
Whole Child Wellness
Dallas, TX

Gail Clayton, RPH
Houston, TX

Manisha Ghei, MD, ABIM, ABIHM, IFMCP
Praana Integrative Medicine & Holistic Health Center
Sugar Land, TX

Jamie L. Guyden, MD
Evolve Integrative Care
Austin, TX

Liesa Harte, MD
Elite Care
Austin, TX

Chandra Higginbotham, MD
The Women’s Health Solution
Houston, TX

Arland Hill, DC, MPH, DACBN
Complete Care Wellness Center
Webster, TX

Tayma Shaya, MD
Methodist Family Medicine Group
Sugar Land, TX

Jennifer Trejo, ND
Abundant Life Wellness Center
Fort Worth, TX


Nancy Foster, APRN/PHD
Therapeutic Lifestyle Center of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Thad Jacobs, ND/LAc
Summit Integrative Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Thad Jacobs, ND/LAc
Summit Integrative Medicine
Park City, UT

Jeff Wright, ND
Utah Valley Health Clinic
Provo, UT


Bill Warnock, ND
Champlain Center for Natural Medicine
Shelburne, VT


Leah Hollon, ND/MPH
Richmond Natural Medicine
Richmond, VA

Lynese Lawson, DO
Proactive Wellness Centers
Vienna, VA

Katie Lundberg, ND/LAc
Cedar Natural Medicine
Seattle, WA


Matt Angove, ND
Angove Family Medicine
Chehalis, WA

Tom Ballard, ND
Pure Wellness Centers
Seattle, WA

MelindaBower, ND
Madrone Natural Health
Seattle, WA

Joanne Butler, NTP/CNFC
Abc’s of Wellness
Richland, WA

Ryan Campbell, ND/LAc
Stability Spine & Wellness
Seattle, WA

Lynn Carlene, MA, LAc, LMFT
Alexander Cunningham Health Services
Port Townsend, WA

Lynn Chadd, MSN/ARNP
Lynn Chadd Natural Healthcare
Peshastin, WA

Holly Christy, ND
Element 7 Wellness
Bainbridge Island, WA

Brenden Cochran, ND
Interactive Health Clinic
Lynnwood, WA

Sean Congdon, ND
Bastyr Center for Natural Health – Practioner Care
Kenmore, WA

Adrianne M. Cook, ND
West Seattle Natural Medicine
Seattle, WA

David Deichert, ND/ARNP
Seattle Healing Arts Center
Seattle, WA

Paul De Jong, ND
Northwestern Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine
Bellingham, WA

Amy Derksen, ND
Holistic Healing Arts
Edmonds, WA

Alyssa Dirienzo, ND
Sage Medicine
North Bend, WA

Carol Doroshow, MD/FAAP
The Kids Clinic
Seattle, WA

Katrina Emoto, ND
Gig Harbor Naturopathic Medicine
Gig Harbor, WA

Rachel Erickson, ND
Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic
Seattle, WA

Alethea Fleming, ND
Vital Aging Clinic
Anacortes, WA

Mary Frazel, ND
Natural Choices Health Clinic
Portland, WA

Marnie Frisch, ND
Whole Health Naturopathy
Olympia, WA

Sheng Ge, DAOM, L.AC, PHD
Wellness Life Acupuncture
Seattle, WA

Tim Gerstmar, ND
Aspire Natural Health
Redmond, WA

Joshua Goldenberg, ND
Bothell, WA

Rachel Gorzawz, MD
Paradigm Family Medicine
Renton, WA

Corine Harpster, ND
Laurel Natural Medicine
Kirkland, WA

Jeff Harris, ND
Naturopathic Healthcare
Seattle, WA

Jennifer Heiger, ND
Bella Fiore Klinik
Seattle, WA

Elizabeth Hesse Sheehan, DC/QN
Experience Health, Inc
Woodinville, WA

Evan Hirsch, MD/ABIHM
Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine
Olympia, WA

Larry Hooper, MD
Molecular Testing Labs
Vancouver, WA

Laura James
Red Cedar Wellness
Bellevue, WA

Elinor Jordan, ND
East Olympia Healing Arts
Olympia, WA

Carmen Kaperick, MSW/LICSW
Optimal Life Wellness
Bellevue, WA

Michael Kaplan, ND
Tahoma Clinic North Seattle
Seattle, WA

Kelsey Klausmeyer, ND
Institute of Complementary Medicine
Seattle, WA

Melissa Kohler, ND/LAc
Natural Health Clinic of Olympia
Olympia, WA

Cynthia Kotarski, ND
Dr. Cynthia Kotarski
Seattle, WA

Alex Kraft, ND/LAc
Element 7 Wellness
Bainbridge Island, WA

Anastasiya Lenskiy, ND, LAc
Bellevue Natural Medicine
Bellevue, WA

David Lerner, LAc/MTCM
Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine
Olympia, WA

Emily Lesnak, ND
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Kenmore, WA

Katie Lundberg, ND/LAc
Cedar Natural Medicine
Seattle, WA

Lucinda Messer, ND
Pacific Health Restoration Center
Kirkland WA

Wayne Moore
Moore Chiropractic, DC
Gig Harbor, WA

Kelly Moyaert, ND/LMP
Seattle Integrative Medicine
Seattle, WA

Susan Mueller, ND
Vitae Natural Health
Kenmore, WA

Janel Newman-Kovacev, ND
Generations Natural Health Clinic
Covington, WA

Tanya Paynter, ND
Evergreen Naturopathic
Spokane, WA

Jane Pemberton, MD
Seattle Healing Arts Center
Seattle, WA

Jena Peterson, ND
Fullcircle Natural Medicine
Seattle, WA

Lara Plecher, ND
Wenatchee, WA

Alycia Policani, ND
Evergreen Naturopathic
Spokane, WA

Andreanna Rainville, RN/CN
Holistic Healing Arts
Edmonds, WA

Sarah Rattray, PhD
Sarah Rattray Health Optimization Specialist
Shoreline, WA

Caroline Rose, MD
Pacific Medical Center
Beacon Hill, WA

Nadya Rubinstein, ND
Natural Reflections Healthcare Clinic
Mountlake Terrace, WA

Annette Sacksteder, ND/EAMP
Institute of Complementary Medicine
Seattle, WA

Christine Schaffner, ND
Bella Fiore Klinik
Seattle, WA

Christine Schaffner, ND
Sophia Health Institute
Woodinville, WA

Sheetal Shah, ND
Radiant Naturopathic Wellness Clinic
Redmond, WA

John Sherman, ND
Tahoma Clinic
Tukwila, WA

Lorina Shinsato, ND
Primavita Family Medicine
Redmond, WA

Elizabeth Smoots, MD/ABFM
Elizabeth Smoots, MD, LLC
Seattle, WA

Steve Speidel, ND
Poulsbo, WA

Patricia Sylwester, MD
Vital Rejuvenation
Olympia, WA 98502

Stephanie Taylor-White, ND
Naturopathic Wellness Center
Monroe, WA

Elizabeth Trautman, ND/LM
Columbia Basin Natural Family Medicine
Moses Lake, WA

Michelle Tureotte, ND/NMD
Connected Wellness Center
Redmond, WA

Lindsay Wais, ND
Absoute Wellness Clinic
Issaquah, WA

Ara Walline, ND
Cedar Life Family Medicine
Seattle, WA

Lori Wieser, ND
Natural Healing Family Medicine
Elma, WA

Les Witherspoon, ND
Meditrinalia Naturopathic
Seattle, WA

Rhian Young, ND
Purity Integrative Health
Mill Creek, WA

Alena Zweben, ND
Market Place Naturopathic
Seattle, WA

Washington D.C.

Arti Melita, ND
Aloe Wellness
Washington D.C.

Rhodo Nguyen, ND
Aloe Wellness
Washington D.C.


Susan Bargidreat, CN
Holistic Health Center
Viroqua, WI

Sage Campione, D.O.
Dr. Sage
Elm Grove, WI

Laura Davis, ND
Integrative Family Wellness Center
Milwaukee, WI

Michele Nickels, ND/LAc
IFW Center
Brookfield, WI

Scott Vander Wielen, DC
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center
Menasha, WI

Ann Johnson, RN
WildHeart Strong, LLC


A Note of Caution:  When looking for a physician to help you treat the MTHFR mutation, it is incredibly important to understand that the basic needs for health be met – not just recommending methylfolate – as many times, once basic needs are met and addressed, health is restored:

  • Proper dietary choices
  • Eliminating as many environmental exposures as possible
  • Optimizing lifestyle choices

Critical Point: It is imperative that one must start low and work up with the potent form of folate, L-5-MTHF also known as l-methylfolate.

Many physicians receive lab results identifying one or more of the MTHFR mutations and readily prescribe 7 to 15 mg of l-methylfolate. For some, this can be life-changing in a positive manner. For others, it can be life-threatening. Knowing how one is going to respond to high doses of l-methylfolate is nearly impossible for most physicians – so it is important to start low and work up.

MTHFR is only one gene out of tens of thousands. There are interactions between genes and if one supplements with high doses of l-methylfolate, certain gene-to-gene interactions can prove very hazardous. In particular, but not limited to:

  • CBS
  • MAOA
  • COMT
  • SUOX

If you undergo treatment for MTHFR and you feel worse, something is not right and you likely need to step back with your doctor and re-evaluate.

Here are some resourceful articles on MTHFR for you and your doctor:

  1. MTHFR Basic Protocol
  2. MTHFR and Methylation Presentation: 1.5 hr Video
  3. MTHFR Mutation? So What.
  4. Overmethylation and Undermethylation: A Case Study

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Disclaimer: Do know that the forum is not moderated by a physician so the information you receive must be taken purely as that – information – not medical treatment or advice. Use at your own risk.

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321 Responses to “Find a Doctor”

  1. MTHFR Aussie Woman November 25, 2011 at 10:46 am # Reply

    In Adelaide, Australia, Peter Tunbridge specialises in the MTHFR gene defect.


    • Dr Ben December 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm # Reply

      Great to see an Aussie doc working with MTHFR.

      My only concern is he is only recommending Folinic Acid.

      Maybe Australia does not yet have methylfolate?

      Those with MTHFR must be taking 5-MTHF also known as methylfolate, Metafolin, L-5-MTHF.

      Folinic acid is still not active enough for those with MTHFR gene mutations.

      • Rohan April 20, 2013 at 5:06 am # Reply

        Ive been all over the place looking for the reason WHY folinic acid doesnt work. Or i should say ive been looking for info on how folinic is metabolised.
        I read that folinic acid is called 5-formyltetrahydrofolate. So can i assume that it lacks the methyl group required for conversion?
        I also read that folinic acid can be metabolised to either the L or D isomer of MTHF, so doesnt provide specific conversion.
        Can anyone share some information regarding the biochemistry of folinic acid conversion?

        • Teresa April 20, 2013 at 6:25 am # Reply


          Have you watched Dr. Ben’s video on his home page; that may provide some answers. Also Dr. Amy Yasko’s site likely has some diagrams with the informative on them.

          • Rohan April 20, 2013 at 6:53 am #

            I watched Dr. Bens video, but dont recall any mention of it. But ill check out the Yasko site. Thanks

          • Rohan April 20, 2013 at 11:35 am #

            I found a little bit of information, if anyone’s interested.
            So folate metabolism crudely goes like this…

            Folate to dihydrofolate
            …to tetrahydrofolate
            …to 5,10-methylene THF or 10,formyl THF (this is folinic acid)
            Folinic acid to 5,10-methenyl THF
            …to 5,10-methylene THF
            …to 5-methyl THF.

            Folinic acid is 3 reactions away from being converted to 5-MTHF, and is apparently the most oxidized form of folate.
            The final step to convert 5,10-methylene THF to 5-methyl THF is reliant upon the MTHFR enzyme.

      • Karen November 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm # Reply

        Dr. Lynch,

        I hope you can clarify your position on folinic acid. I read on the link below, an article written by you where it says: “If I Have The MTHFR Mutation, Should I Stop Taking Folic Acid?”
        And you answer: “Yes – it should be stopped and replaced with folinic acid and methylfolate.”

        Here’s the link:

    • melinda October 21, 2013 at 10:11 am # Reply

      Do you know of any Dr’s in Sydney who specialise in MTHFR?

  2. Holli December 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm # Reply

    This website has lots of useful information regarding MTHFR, including the severe forms. He also includes videos of his seminars.

  3. Amber December 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm # Reply

    Here is another resource here in Washington State:

    Dr. Becky Andrews (ND, LAc, LMP)
    13346 1st Ave NE,
    Seattle WA 98125

    Ph: (206)361-2602

    • Anonymous April 1, 2012 at 3:28 am # Reply

      Dr. Becky Andrews of Seattle, WA moved to Texas. There is a nurse practitioner here named Judi Epstein who knows about MTHFR. I discovered her recently.

      • kat July 14, 2013 at 3:44 am # Reply

        do you know how to find her, my 4yr old grandson has slow speech, a benign tumor or cyst 1 yr ago, I have mthfr from both parents with multiple difficulties, so he inherited some issues. They live in Killeen, TX., no specialists there, the Army is unskilled in this medicine. Thanks in advance.

        • crystal October 14, 2013 at 8:06 am # Reply

          Kat she’s in Austin, short drive from killeen. Never mind on my earlier question on your other post. Hope your grandson gets or has gotten help. Also have them try temple at Scott and White hospital lots of different doctors there.

          • kat November 9, 2013 at 8:59 am #

            Thanks for the info, Crystal, I appreciate it. I have been off line for 3 weeks, so, am slow to respond, convincing them during a job and move is slow going too. I am the squeaky wheel, and won’t give up. How are you doing? If it is not personal to ask…

  4. LindaG January 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm # Reply

    Dear Dr. Ben,
    My 8 year old daughter has just been diagnosed heterozygous MTHFR. I think this helps explain a lot! she was diagnosed by Dr. Elizabeth Boham in Lenox, MA. Just got the labwork by email today and will chat with Dr. Boham to debrief on it on Monday. Right now I’m trying to study up on MTHFR. But I’m wondering… do I have it too? I do know that I have the Prothrombin II mutation, and was on Lovenox through all 4 of my pregnancies. Is it possible to have Prothrombin II mutation without MTHFR?


    • Dr Ben January 8, 2012 at 4:07 am # Reply

      Hi Linda –

      If your daughter has the MTHFR mutated gene, she either got the copy from you or her father.

      A heterozygous MTHFR mutation can play a role in one’s symptoms if their lifestyle, diet and nutrients are not up to par. The MTHFR mutation can especially play a role if there are additional mutations nearby – such as in the MTR, CBS, VDR, COMT or MAO A genes. Soon I will have a test which will identify the potential mutations here which will provide much more information and allow an easier path towards health.

      It is possible to have a prothrombin II mutation without MTHFR.

      • LindaG January 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm # Reply

        Hi Dr. Ben,
        Thanks for your reply. My daughter has been having some attention/anxiety issues. Separately she would ‘spaz out’ whenever she had sugar. This bloodwork I mentioned in my prior email just showed MASSIVE yeast dysbiosis in her gut, which explains the spazzing from sugar, I think.

        As for the MTHFR, I think I’ll get both my husband and myself tested to see who is the carrier. He is prone to CFS and fibro. I am a somewhat low-energy person in general with low iron/ferritin/hematocrit so I’m wondering which one of us has it. (We are both high-functioning people with a busy life so we want to get to the bottom of it.)

        I will schedule a consult with you to get educated!

      • lib January 22, 2013 at 5:36 am # Reply

        Hello Dr Ben,
        Can we access the full methylation gene mutation tests through you yet and can we do the test from Australia.

    • Sally May 7, 2013 at 1:26 am # Reply

      I am a nurse working with a newly diagnosed client with MTHFR and looking for local resources in Berkshire County. Any help would be greatly appetciated. Thanks.

  5. Samantha January 11, 2012 at 8:56 am # Reply

    I am wondering about the mthfr gene. I am 13weeks pregnant with homo a1298c and homo c677t I am on 100mg of aspirin and 5mg of frolic acid I keep reading about b vitamins and heparin and love ox, my question is should I be on either of these or is my treatment regime ok? 4 births 3 miscarriages pe with last living angel.

  6. Allison January 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm # Reply

    My husband has MTHFR gene mutation, and we live in WV, there are literally no doctors here that have even heard of it before, much less able to treat his symptoms, etc. Is there a list of doctors anywhere that are treating it or even researching it? We would be willing to go out of state to consult with a doctor, but we just can’t go all the way across the country. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated!

    • Dr Ben January 20, 2012 at 9:28 am # Reply

      Hi Allison –

      With the amazing online tools we have presently, traveling cross country to work with a doctor is not needed.

      I work very well with people around the world through Skype.

      There are very few doctors who know about MTHFR and even fewer who take it seriously – and then..even fewer who know how to address it properly …and then even fewer who know how to address the nuances of those who do not respond to standard MTHFR protocols.

      I am one of these doctors.

      I am happy to work with your husband and appreciate the opportunity to do so.

      You may schedule a consult here or you may call my office directly at 800-547-9812 and one of my team members will get you set up.

      • kat July 14, 2013 at 4:03 am # Reply

        Thank you for mentioning the possibility of a Skype consult, I am just getting your info to my son for his son, they are struggling to find mthfr competent doctors in the Army in TX. I have been compiling docs and websites so he will understand the connections. I have only known and received help for about a year, what a difference.

        • crystal October 14, 2013 at 7:59 am # Reply

          Kat where are you guys stationed at? We were at Ft Hood and are now at ft bliss. I have the mthfr gene mutation and looking for a Dr here at bliss. The Doctors on both posts were/are very unqualified to treat it. I have had multiple problems, biggest one multiple pregnancy loss and serious health issues which were down played but should have never been. Just wondering if you knew someone to recommend.

          • kat November 9, 2013 at 9:14 am #

            I just found your other msg, My son and his family are just leaving Ft Hood, job change and retirement from the Army. They will still be in Texas, so I’ll pass your info along when they are settled. You are right, the doctors have zero on the subject, maybe it’s a new specialty, and not on their list of necessities. I have at least 4 generations of multiple miscarriages and difficulties because of this problem, only finding out about it one and a half years ago. My focus for doctors in Texas has been pediatric; maybe they know who else to contact, I’ll check my fav list found wandering the web, and get back to you.


  7. Erin Prestidge January 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm # Reply

    Dr. Christina Laukaitis, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ

    This is my doctor whom handles my MTHFR HERE in AZ!!!


    • Dr Ben January 27, 2012 at 1:17 am # Reply

      Erin –

      Great to hear you have a great doc! :) Awesome to know.

      Glad you love! It is always growing in content…

  8. christina jones March 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm # Reply

    Hi, we just moved to Abilene, TX and I’m trying to find someone who knows about MTHFR. I have Homozygous a1298c. I’m currently 11 weeks pregnant with my 3rd. My first baby I took Lovenox/Coumadin after birth, and my second I only took Folic Acid. We have yet to decide on a plan for this baby and the more I read the more worried I get. I’ve never had any issues or miscarriages.

  9. Abby March 3, 2012 at 12:19 am # Reply

    Hi Dr. Ben!
    I live in Chicago, IL and am looking for a doctor to see concerning MTHFR. I have the mthfr heterozygous c677t mutation. My husband and I would like to start trying to make a family within the next year and I was hoping to find a doctor that could help concerning this issue. I am still on birthcontrol, but am wondering if I should stop. I have started taking an ASA 81 mg per day, Vit. D 2000 u/day (because my level was really low) and Vit. B complex (my Vit B 12 was also low). Moreover, I am wondering if I should be taking other medications such as folic acid, but not sure which one would be best for me considering the above info. Also, should I have other lab tests completed? Thanks for your help!

    • MaryS November 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm # Reply

      Abby, did you ever find a doctor in Chicago? I also live in Chicago and have been unable to find a doctor.

    • sherry December 2, 2012 at 1:32 am # Reply

      I need a chicago area doctor too.

      Is Mensah Medical (formerly Pfieffer Center, trained by Dr Walsh) trained in this area? They specialize in biochemical imbalances like pyroluria, over/undermethylation (using the histamin blood test), and other biochem issues, but idk if MTHR gene mutations are included in this….do u know?

      • Jennifer May 14, 2013 at 11:43 pm # Reply

        Hi Abby / MaryS / Sherry-

        Were any of you able to find a doctor in the Chicago area? I am also looking for one and I have struggled to find anyone in the area after much searching.

        Thanks in advance!

        • Joanna May 31, 2013 at 3:53 am # Reply

          I need a doctor in Chicago as well, anyone found a doctor they would recommend?

          • Ruth June 9, 2014 at 4:45 am #

            No one has tried contacting Dr. Walsh’s new clinic? Walsh Research Institute
            1155 S. Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540 (630)596-5095. I would think they could help you out.

  10. Kayla April 9, 2012 at 1:46 am # Reply

    Does anyone have any recommended physicians in the DC Metro area? Thanks!

    • Fran April 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm # Reply

      Charles Gant at NIHA in DC

      • Kayla December 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm # Reply

        *Charles Gant (sry for earlier typo)

    • Deanna April 16, 2012 at 4:49 am # Reply

      Any canucks out there? I am looking for a physician in Western Canada (British Columbia specifically)

  11. Maritza April 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm # Reply

    Any one has doctor recommendations in New Orleans LA?

    • Cindy June 22, 2012 at 1:00 am # Reply

      Hi Maritza,

      If Baton Rouge is an option for you, my Son (31 year old with Autism) was diagnosed with Compound Het by Dr. Stephanie Cave in Baton Rouge. She is wonderful!

  12. Bob Burford April 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm # Reply

    Looking for an MTHFR doctor in New York Metro area
    that doesn’t specialize in pregnancies.

  13. Quinny April 30, 2012 at 3:38 am # Reply

    Hi Dr. Lynch,

    Could you please recommend a ND who is familiar with MTHFR gene mutation in Ontario, Canada?

    Thank you.


    • Dr Ben April 30, 2012 at 6:57 am # Reply

      Quinny –

      Look up Sonya Doherty, ND. She is becoming familiar with it and may know other doctors in the area as well.

  14. Paula May 4, 2012 at 1:17 am # Reply

    Dr. Laurie Marti in Kirkland is treating MTFHR issues.

  15. Andrea Haeusel May 4, 2012 at 3:13 am # Reply

    Dr. Bryan Jessup Austin, Tx Performance Wellness Center

    • Michael December 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm # Reply

      Hi, There is NOT a Dr. Jessup at that clinic in Austin, Texas
      Does anyone have a recommendation for a doctor in Austin?

      • Meredith Bradley March 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm # Reply

        Did you ever find anyone in Austin, TX who is familiar with how to treat MTHFR?


        • andrea March 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm # Reply

          Sorry! I posted the name of my chiro above:/ The Dr. who knows about MTHFR is Dr. Bryan Jepson at Integrative Sports and Wellness. I did see Dr. J a few times and he is somewhat knowledgeable with MTHFR. However, I felt like he wasn’t up to date on the other mutations and SNP’s that play into the MTHFR. He had me on injections of B-12 and Methyl B12 for a month or two and I felt awful. I thought, as did he, that these were detox symptoms. They were not and Im waiting on my 23 and me and assume I have a CBS mutation that needs to be addressed first. With that said, he was a good Dr. and will really work with you, in any direction you may want to got. It has bee 2 years since I’ve seen him and he could have learned a lot in that time. It would definitely be worth a visit to him. He is on Bee Caves near the Galleria. And he takes insurance which is rare these days…

          • Matt Rogers March 21, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

            Andrea, you raise an interesting issue, and one in which I’m going through myself right now.

            Like you, I’m taking B vitamin shots along with several other supplements (for adrenal exhaustion, low neurotransmitters, chronic fatigue, and of course MTHFR) my ND prescribed. I am feeling worse than I did a month ago. My ND says it is my body detoxing and stay the course.

            So, I wonder are these symptoms I’m experiencing really detoxing vs. side effects of the supplements vs. supplements that are having an adverse reaction in my body?

            And therein lies the challenge.

        • kat July 14, 2013 at 4:05 am # Reply

          I need that too, for my grandson.

      • kat July 29, 2013 at 6:16 am # Reply

        Paula, Andrea, Michael,
        I went on a search for the same, finding the closest help to be U of Oklahoma, the website shows strong support, good luck everyone.

  16. Sara May 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm # Reply

    I just started treating with Dr. Grover here in Denver, CO – he’s the one who sent me to your site for more information (thank you for all of the detailed information!). I fall into the category of searching for answers for many years, spent a week at the Cleveland Clinic etc. and wasn’t getting anywhere. I finally found my way to Dr. Grover and he was able to find I am homozygous for the C677T mutation. This is the first doctor to ever talk to me about methylation. My treatment seems to fall in line with your 1.5 hr presentation on methylation & MTHFR defects. I don’t have results yet as I literally started my detox yesterday, but am incredibly hopeful and would recommend Dr. Grover at this junction.

    • Sara May 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm # Reply

      My apologies, I put the doctor’s website in the field as if it was my own! Please adjust in your moderation. Thank you.

      • Dr Ben May 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm # Reply

        No worries – :) I will add him to the list of docs. Glad he is helping you!

      • Jennifer Rice August 20, 2013 at 3:18 am # Reply

        I would be interested in an update. Has Dr. Grover helped you? I’m considering treatment with him. Thanks!

    • Alicia November 9, 2012 at 9:46 am # Reply

      Hi Sara I just found out yesterday that I am also homozygous for the C677T mutation. I too live in denver and wanted to see how your treament/ experience with dr Grover is going. Please email me at Thank you Alicia

  17. Helen Janneson Bense May 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm # Reply

    Hi there Dr. Ben, there are quite a number of doctors and naturopaths here in Australia treating MTHFR plus a whole lot more of the methylation genes, and using L-5MTHF as opposed to folinic acid. In South Australia there is Dr. Kerry Harris. In Victoria is naturopath Fiona Chin, Wellness Guru. Here in Western Australia there is myself, naturopathic practitioner Helen Janneson Bense from Insight Naturopathy. The word is spreading and lives are being changed for the better all the time. Many thanks for the work you do. Warmest wishes, Helen

    • Dr Ben May 6, 2012 at 5:01 am # Reply

      Hi Helen –

      Great to hear! Where are the Oz doctors getting the L-5-MTHF? Last I heard it was not allowed there in your country. Has this changed?

      • Helen Janneson Bense May 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm # Reply

        Hi Dr. Ben, I have my patients order it directly from iherb and other US websites. There are unfortunately no practitioner only companies making it here. Many practitioners are still using Folinic acid after Dr. Tunbridge’s TV appearance. I am not legally allowed to carry stock of Thorne products, or other US products, in Australia for resale, though I can direct my patients to buy it for themselves. Your information is making it’s way here so I’m sure many other practitioners will become more informed on MTHFR and the use of L-5MTHF. Many thanks :)

        • Dr Ben May 7, 2012 at 5:52 am # Reply

          Good to hear. I was not pleased to hear of the encouragement to use Folinic acid for MTHFR – especially for weight loss – if I recall correctly that is being done.

          I am working on getting my company to offer less expensive shipping rates to Australia. DHL did give us some break over FedEx – but not enough. Still looking ;)

          • Helen Janneson Bense May 7, 2012 at 9:50 am #

            Yes it is :( All the leading prac only companies seem to think it’s as effective as 5MTHF…they are unfortunately lacking information. Not sure what they are thinking to be honest. I have moved away from using a lot of Aus products myself as the formulas always have something in there that’s just not quite right or specific enough for my patients, or the nutritional forms are not ok.

            Better shipping rates would be great. DHL usually only takes about 5 days to get products from US to AUS. I’m actually going to order some products from your site this week – I’m interested in the Cal/Mag and Sodium butyrate in particular.

            Anyhow good news is I am talking with a genetic testing company out here and telling them all about 5MTHF and your work. Word will spread with time :)

      • lib December 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm # Reply

        HI Dr Ben, What is the best way to be have the methylation snp gene tests done from queensland australia. I have already tested positive for hetero A1298c and have started on your protocol. Is there somewhere in Australia or do we have to ship our tests to the US.
        Thanks, Lib

    • Clare November 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm # Reply

      Hi Helen (and Dr Ben)

      I am in adelaide – am heterozygous for 1298 and hubby is compound heterozygous. We have had 4 mc. I am working with a naturopath who has given some seemingly good advice- i have been ordering the thorne products (methylcobalamin, folacal…maybe we should be getting the L-5MTHF instead…and B6). But it would be good to have a GP who has an interest in the field also – do you know if Dr KErry Harris is the one based in Stirling in the Adelaide Hills? Just trying to find her contact details. Thanks heaps, great website! clare

    • Summer Bonnet January 19, 2013 at 3:32 am # Reply

      Hi Helen, Do you know of any in Queensland? Thanks Summer

    • Nikki Lynch February 12, 2013 at 10:04 am # Reply

      Hi Dr Ben or Helen Bense

      After years of CFS and a swarm of other illnesses my sister has tested positive to the MTHFR mutation, I’m planning on getting tested as well as my daughter. Are there any doctors you know of in Tasmania (yes I know, a long shot!) or Melbourne who we could go see…the whole thing looks super complicated and overwhelming….but hopeful at least.



      • Fontaine March 8, 2015 at 12:54 am # Reply

        Hi Nikki, did you find anyone in Tassie who specializes in this? I can’t find anyone :-(

    • Heather Marsh April 11, 2013 at 3:31 am # Reply

      Hi Helen,

      is that Dr Kerry Harris of Stirling? It is still a day trip for me.

  18. Aaron May 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm # Reply

    Currently there are no Doctors (MD or ND) treating patients in Oregon :( Dr Stone, MD will never see news patients so his name should be removed from your list. Also the list for Washington docs is out of date too. Only Dr Smith in WA is current.

    So now what? Plus, there’s often more wrong than just MTHFR like COMT ect..

    Now what? Who to call or who to see?

    • Joanne September 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm # Reply

      We are currently Skyping with Dr Jared Skowron, ND. He has a webinar on the MTHFR gene @ He is treating our 9 year old son and we are in Oregon. We see him via Skype! It”s GREAT. He ordered tests through a lab close to us.
      He specializes in Pediatric’s and/or autism. We would Highly recomend him and the other Dr’s there.
      This is all very new to my husband and I. Thank you so much Dr Ben for all of this wonderful information!

      Harvest Park Naturopathic Medicine

      Dr Jared Skowron, ND
      Wallingford, CT

    • kat December 11, 2013 at 3:45 am # Reply

      I am currently seeing Dr. Geoffrey Ames in Richland, Washington. He saved my life, and is helping to extend it through Deplin and micro-nutrients, (food grade supplements). He is the doctor who found my MTHFR, low thyroid also, and has been treating me for the past 18 months.

      I also see Dr. Neil W. Rawlins, Ob/Gyn, He gives lectures on MTHFR and the nutrition components, He is also in Richland. Check his web site.
      Good Luck.

  19. Lila May 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm # Reply

    Your hotlink for Institute for Functional Medicine is not any good. Try:

    • Danielle December 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm # Reply

      I went to the Functional Medicine website and found that the doctor that I had been referred to was listed there (Goldman | Alpharetta GA). However, when I showed him my DNA results reflecting several methylation pathway issues (MAO-A, CBS, PEMT, VDR, COMT, SHMT, BHMT) he acted as though he had never heard of such things before and dismissed it. The other doctor in their office (Weiss |Alpharetta GA) told me that she could give me a referral to an endocrinologist / cardiologist as my regular labs showed diabetes and high C-reactive protein – all in line with my DNA results and methylation pathway issues.

      Needless to say, I’m reading various forums, Dr.’s Yakso and Lynch’s websites, and trying to handle this without ‘traditional doctors’. Today, I am feeling better – physically, mentally, and emotionally – and my husband has fewer grey hairs. ;)

  20. Erin August 7, 2012 at 1:55 am # Reply

    I live in CA but was referred from a friend to talk with Dr Ellsworth in AZ.

    Dr. Robert Ellsworth NMD
    Five Seasons Health
    1525 N. Granite Reef Rd., Suite 9
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

    What a blessing I called them because I was looking into possibly doing a detox cleanse and asked if they were familiar with MTHFR and sure enough they are VERY familiar with MTHFR.

    The Dr’s wife Sue was so helpful on the phone and was super knowledgable and helpful to me. Dr. Ellsworth does phone consultations for those outside AZ. Sounds like they are very active in trying to keep up with research and current information on MTHFR.

    • Sherrie Line-Coil November 25, 2012 at 6:34 am # Reply

      In Northern California, Davis, (near Sacramento)
      Dr Eric Hassid (Neurologist) of Institute of Restorative Health is treating me for MTHFR.
      It is a Functional Medicine Specialty Group 530.758.4474

      • MaryP January 6, 2013 at 11:58 pm # Reply


        I am interested in corresponding with you about your experience with Dr. Hassid. Our daughter lives in Northern California and we’re trying to find treatment for her. I would appreciate it if you’d contact me at

      • Sach November 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm # Reply

        Hi Sherrie, my girlfriend and I live in San Francisco and are looking for someone to treat her for her MTHFR mutation. Would you mind sharing how your experience with Dr. Hassid has been?

        • Roxanne November 6, 2013 at 7:18 am # Reply

          Just wanted to give a response regarding Dr. Hassid in case Sherri isn’t available. I’ve seen 19 doctors since my symptoms related to MTHFR began. I was eventually referred to Stanford Hospital. Stanford was able to successfully treat my symptoms. However, I was interested in treating the cause as well. I went to the Stanford Library to look up anyone who had done research at Stanford on MTHFR. There was research done but no one available to treat the cause. I found Dr. Hassid & heard him being interviewed. I knew he was my doc. Especially since he knew way more on MTHFR than I did. Most doctors don’t have a clue. Dr. Hassid did a thorough consultation & prescribed the correct supplements. I immediately notice a difference when I run out. I highly recommend him. So far the only doctor I have come across that is successful and experienced in treating MTHFR in Northern California. Wish you the best!

          • Adele November 11, 2013 at 12:36 am #

            I’d love to know more about your experience with Dr. Hassid, as my daughter has an initial appointment with him in a few weeks. If I post my email address would you be interested in conversing with me online? Thank you!

    • Jean January 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm # Reply

      Hi Erin, I know this is an old post but was wondering if you have had any luck with any one in AZ for MTHFR. Sounds like you recommended Dr. Ellsworth. Do you still recommend him and have you found anyone else since in the Phoenix area? Thanks.

  21. Gail Thomas August 10, 2012 at 6:04 am # Reply

    Dr. Lynch,

    Please Add Dr. Jared Zeff, ND to your Washington State and Oregon Doctor’s list. He is learning all he can to treat the MTHFR dysfunction. I’m a grateful patient …. Thanks, Gail Thomas

    Dr. Jared Zeff, ND
    Salmon Creek Clinic
    3606 Main St., #201
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    (360) 823-8121

    Dr. Jared Zeff, ND
    4445 NE Freemont
    Porltand, OR 97213
    (503) 249-7752

  22. Joe August 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm # Reply

    Remove Dr Stone in Ashland, Oregon – his practice is closed to new patients and will not see anyone. thanks

  23. Nicqui Grant, RD (SA) August 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm # Reply

    Hi Dr Ben
    I am a Registered Dietician in Johannesburg South Africa. I have become “obsessed” with this MTHFR – I personally carry 1 allele of the MTHFR C677T. I was tested by default – my practice was assisting a company called Genecare launch their CVD screen and as such they offered to test each of us. In the screening was MTHFR – when it returned and showed I had 1 allele – I thought I would deal with it if my really good cholesterol got bad! Little did I know! I attended a lecture about 2 months ago by Sylvia Escott-Stump where she highlighted the other conditions that are or maybe linked to MTHFR – knowing what I did about my own “status” I pretty much spent the whole lecture with my jaw on the floor! My history: PCOS, Endometriosis, Hypothyroidism, Gestational Diabetes and now IGT and chronic fatigue. Since having my baby (a miracle) 4 years ago I have battled with low grade mood, really found it exceptionally hard to shift weight and am constantly “exhausted”! After Sylvia’s lecture, I made it my business to seek out a decent supplement and a regimen that would assist me and potentially MANY MANY of my patients (seems like daily I am calling old patients and saying hey – I suggest you get checked out for MTHFR because perhaps your MS and Depression are actually a result of poor methylation rather than just an auto-immune issue). I am currently taking a Multivitamin from Metagenics called Phyto-Multi – which contains methylcobalamin as well as L-methyfolate. I am not sure if it is psychosomatic or actually as a result of my methylation improving but I felt significantly better after the first dose! I am more wakeful, my mood has lifted and I feel like my appetite is much easier to regulate. I wanted to know if there is any harm done taking this multivitamin if you do not carry MTHFR? And Do you know of any doctors in South Africa with whom I could collaborate as the medical aids here will not accept my request for MTHFR tests and hence it is a really costly exercise for my clients? Thank you for the awesome work that you are doing.
    Kind Regards
    Nicqui Grant (nee Duffield), RD(SA)
    Registered Dietician in Private Practice

    • Lynn_M August 22, 2012 at 6:51 am # Reply

      Everyone makes L-methylfolate and methylcobalamin as the culmination of the folate and methylation cycles. Whether someone has MTHFR or not, they need to have those active forms. The only harm I could see with any multivitamin is the question of what our bodies do with a synthetic product.

      Regarding testing for MTHFR. The 23andM3 saliva genome test includes a test of 3 MTHFR variants. The regular price of the test is $299, although it goes on sale sometimes. I understand the shipping to the USA is very expensive though. Their website explains international shipping. It would still be a really costly exercise, but if you could combine samples from multiple patients in one shipment, that could help reduce the shipping cost per test.

  24. Terri September 8, 2012 at 1:43 am # Reply

    Hi Dr. Ben!
    I just heard about this MTHFR thing today on a facebook page. Some lady suggested I get tested for it because I have had chronic migraines since I was 7 or 8, depression and severe anxiety my whole life, fibromyalgia since I was a teen that wasn’t diagnosed until a couple years ago (I’m currently 27) and have had a single headache that has never gone away even once for the past 3 years. I had a son in 2004 but believe I had a chemical pregnancy in Dec 2007, and I know I had a missed miscarriage in January of this year. I have been to MANY doctors with NO results for all of those issues. Since reading some of the things here, I feel that this could be a good fit, however, my problem is, I cannot afford the test through here, and only have Medicare/Medicaid as insurance. I live in Maine and cannot leave the state for medical treatment to my knowledge. I do not see any doctors in Maine on the list, however, have not clicked on any links yet either. I just figured I would ask here to see if you think it would be good to check? After reading these pages I also relate with feeling tired all the time, not being able to lose weight (I’ve been overweight my entire life) and I believe there was something else but cannot leave this page without losing my comment…. Anyway, if anyone can point me to someone in Maine, specifically, someone who might be able to take what I have available for insurance, I would sincerely appreciate it!! Thanks in advance!!

    • Lillian Hanke August 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm # Reply

      Dear Terri,
      I was reading all the posts of people looking for doctors today. I notice that you didn’t get an answer to your inquiry about a Maine doctor for many months. Someone did mention a Dr. Yasko in Bethel, Maine. I have no idea whether he will take the kind of payment you can offer. I hope this helps or you have found someone else. Someone also gave this website as a place listing these doctors. I haven’t tried it:

      Lillian Hanke
      Brewer International Science Library
      We are a non-profit funded by the
      A. Keith Brewer Foundation, Inc.

    • Teresa August 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm # Reply

      Yes, There is Dr. Yasko (she is a specialist and has a website on MTHFR). She is in Leeds, Maine.

  25. Natalie November 4, 2012 at 7:59 am # Reply

    If anyone knows of any doctors in Utah that treat this disorder, please let me know!

    • Becca November 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm # Reply

      Anyone know of a doctor near Dallas?

    • Angie November 30, 2012 at 3:32 am # Reply

      Dr. Daniel Egan
      Alpine Family Medicine
      Alpine, Utah

      • Annette December 29, 2012 at 6:47 am # Reply

        Angie, have you seen Dr. Egan personally? My son inherited his MTHFR from me (because I am generous that way) and also has a diagnosis of Cerebral Folate Deficiency and Folate Reductase Auto Antibody (causing cognitive delays and severe Epilepsy). We are looking for a Doctor that can treat the MTHFR (NONE of his many Doctors are giving us the time of day about it, including the Neuro that diagnosed the CFD) and NO Doctors in Utah have treated the FRa. Wondering if he seems like a Doctor that would want to pioneer this? What were your impressions, if any? Thanks! Oh and Dr. Ben…feel free to jump in here with any suggestions! Thanks!

    • Katie April 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm # Reply

      Nancy Foster, PhD APRN is a GREAT doctor to see! She has started to have a waiting list, but she is in Salt Lake City.

  26. Ines November 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm # Reply

    does anyone know of a practitioner in Ottawa, Canada, who is familiar with MTHFR mutation?

    • Niki April 9, 2013 at 7:14 am # Reply

      Did you ever find a practitioner to help in Ottawa, Canada?

  27. Rachel December 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm # Reply

    Does anyone know of a MTHFR doctor in Montana?

    • Cindy A. May 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm # Reply

      Steven Gordon, ND, out of Whitefish was the first person that told me about this. Here’s his website: Extremely knowledgeable man. I highly recommend him.

  28. Cheryl December 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm # Reply

    Looking for a doctor in Atlanta…any thoughts?

    • Brian January 29, 2013 at 2:38 am # Reply

      Dr. Ellie Campbell works some with this. Her knowledge is limited on this subject, but she is more than willing to order any tests needs. The downside is that she is a Concierge medicine so a membership is required.

  29. Linda Smith December 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm # Reply

    Does anyone know of a doctor that specializes in advising patients with MTHFR mutations in the California, Arizona, Nevada Utah or anywhere in US??

    • M Prost December 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm # Reply

      See January 26, 2012 post from Erin P above.

  30. Julie Williamson December 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm # Reply

    Hello. I am homozygous C677T and am having trouble locating a doctor/specialist in the Phoenix area who is well-versed on MTHFR protocol. I have an incredible naturopath, but he lacks the wide understanding of how to handle this (although he is learning by reviewing Dr. Ben Lynch’s website). I’m desperate, so if anyone can offer some suggestions here in AZ, I’d certainly be grateful!

    Many thanks, in advance!

    • Jean January 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm # Reply

      Hi Julie, I know this is an old post but was wondering if you have had any luck with any one in AZ. Seems there are so few people in the Phoenix area who know about MTHFR. Especially MTHFR and recurrent pregnancy loss. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  31. Kir January 1, 2013 at 5:51 am # Reply

    Need ND or MD recommendations for Southern California. Thanks.

    • Zee February 5, 2013 at 1:14 am # Reply

      Hi Kir – I noticed your need for an ND or MD in Southern California. I live in San Diego and am looking for one as well and wondering if you found anyone in SoCal? Thank you!

      • Sara Whitney November 28, 2013 at 3:05 am # Reply

        I am practicing in Santa Monica if you want to see an ND. I attended Dr Lynch’s conference in October and am taking new patients. 310-849-2244

        Dr. Sara, ND

  32. Monica January 4, 2013 at 10:47 am # Reply

    Can anyone recommend a doctor specialising in MTHFR in London, UK? I haven’t had my homosycysteine levels checked in almost 4 years, but am struggling to do so with the NHS. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

  33. Peter Koren January 16, 2013 at 11:29 am # Reply

    Any doctors in Europe familiar with methylation genetics and MTHFR? thanks!

    • Dori Jalazo July 16, 2013 at 10:50 pm # Reply

      I am in Greensboro and am also looking for someone very well versed in treating MTHFR
      677 2 copies, especially difficult cases.

  34. sharon January 17, 2013 at 11:44 pm # Reply

    I am in North Carolina. Are there any physicians that deal with MTHFR A1298C here?

    • Jocelyn February 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm # Reply

      Hey Sharon I was recently diagnosed with two mutations bt my gyn in Fayetteville who is an integrative physician. She did however start me on 800mcg of the L-5 MethylTetrahydrofolate, which after reading here I wonder if I should b taking so much. I HAVE Identified several symptoms and syndromes.I’ve been plagued with over the course of my life. One of them.being sensitivity to medicines. So i am concerned about taking this amount. Dr. Getzler told me she is quite new to understanding about MHTHR. So I was actually h hoping to find someone here in NC as well as to help me.

      • karen t c September 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm # Reply

        Hi- just saw your post. I live in Winston-Salem and have an integrative doctor. He practice is at Robinhood Rd across from Fresh Market and his name is Dr. Lantelme. His partner is Dr. “Wiggy” Sanders. I do not think Dr L is taking on any new pt’s but his partner may be. If he is not, they also have a PA and she is new. Good luck! It is Robinhood Integrative Health.

        • sharon September 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm # Reply

          Thank you for the information Karen. I am familiar with Winston Salem and will check further into seeing one of the doctors/pa that you have mentioned. It’s been past frustrating to know how to deal with this situation (for the most part, I don’t know!) and I want to gain the knowledge as to what I need to do to feel better. Once again, thank you!

          • Dori Jalazo September 14, 2013 at 2:07 am #

            Let me know how it goes for youKaren, I used to see Dr. Lantelme, he is wonderful and diagnosed after testing my MTHFR 2copies 677. The problem was he treated me with too high doses and then it got worse. I need very very low dose and very slowly to build up. I will be going to Dr. Augustides in W.S. also an integrative medicine Dr. I spoke with his nurse and he believes in the lowest dose at the slowest rate because we are all different in our reactions. That is what Dr. Lynch’s research proves, that is when I finally didn’t feel crazy after reading his work. He is long to get into but I know people who have seen him and think the world of him.
            I hope this helps.

      • sharon September 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm # Reply

        Thank you for the information Jocelyn. = )

        • Jennifer October 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm # Reply

          I’m a psychologist in Winston-Salem and I’m looking for a medical doctor in Greensboro who deals with the methylation cycle. Any ideas? Good luck to everyone!

          • Dori Jalazo October 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

            I live in Greensboro, and went to Dr. Bruce Lantelme in W.S. but he started me on way too high a dosage for me. You should always start at the lowest and work up. I have just started seeing Dr. Augoustides in W.S. , he is a holistic M.D., he understands MTHFR , I don’t know how much he knows exactly,but they are very helpful and you can talk to his nurses or himself to see if they understand what you need.

        • Beth December 28, 2013 at 3:18 am # Reply

          I have been a patient of an integrative physician in Greensboro which helped with symptoms, but did not find the root cause of health concerns, then a few years later tried Dr. Augoustidies in Winston Salem and found him be very unhelpful and difficult to work with. Finally landed at Robinhood Integrative – they found the root cause of health issues after two rounds of testing (many mutations) and have me on an evolving treatment plan. Yes, I too reacted poorly to the first course of treatments, as other patients did. They started researching to find the reason that many of us did not respond well and are actively researching and learning to offer better treatment options. I am thankful for their help…this is a world of information that is difficult for so many (me) to navigate and while they have not waved that magic wand to fix it all yet, I find that I am definitely going in the right direction. With the help of the folks at RHI and a TCM practitioner, I am thankful for being much better .

  35. Steve January 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm # Reply

    Looking for a Dr. in the tri-state area of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Any suggestions anyone….

  36. Davina January 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm # Reply

    My daughter is 15 and has 2 genes of C677T so I think that means she is homogyzous for it. The doctors that I have seen are a hematologist and actually I am so confused.
    They basically say no birth control pills and eat healthy but she is so skinny and tires easily and now she is getting anxiety and depression. She missed her menses for two months and I definitely know she is not sexually active. Is there any doctor that you could please recommend in the NYC area. Please!!!

    • Christina January 26, 2013 at 10:07 pm # Reply

      Davina, I have A1298C, and the only birth controls I have been allowed to take are the mini-pill, otho tri-cyclen lo, and the copper IUD. I would talk to them about those.

      • Trisha January 29, 2013 at 6:46 am # Reply

        Looking for a ND or Doc by Couer D Alene Idaho who knows something about MTHFR and others things like Raynauds and dry eyes…Getting help in Oregon with a ND…I hope, at least she diagnosed it for other daughter…any hits?

    • Sue Peters January 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm # Reply

      Hi Davina – did you have any luck finding a doctor in NYC area? I am looking too, as I need closer quantitative management of my supplements and the effect on my biochemistry. I am c677T homozygous, and had Fibromyalgia for 15 years, pretty much a sleep/autoimmune/chronic pain disorder which relates to anxiety and depression. How is her sleep? I took gluten, dairy, and then most grains out of my diet and it helped greatly. I also started with a hematologist due to blood clots, and only found out about MTHFR status 10 years later through a concerned gynecologist. Try to get rid of major toxins (including regular toothpaste (with triclosan) and antipersperant). Also eat grass fed and organic meats and eggs and vegetables. Pesticides (and GMOs) are problematic.

  37. Jen January 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm # Reply

    I am desperately seeking a Perintologist who is versed in MTHFR in the Northern Virginia area (Preferably close to Gainesville). I was unable to locate one close enough in the links above. Could anyone help? I appreciate your response.

    • Alex February 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm # Reply

      dr. sheri hamersley in rockville (maternal fetal medicine associates of md) specializes in inherited thrombophilias and understands mthfr (301-315-2227)

  38. Amanda February 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm # Reply

    I was just recently diagnosed and Im looking for a doctor in the greater Philadelphia area. Anyone know
    of anyone?
    Thank you!!

  39. Susan Portrey February 5, 2013 at 9:19 pm # Reply

    Hi – I’m looking for a doctor who specializes in MTHFR mutations in San Diego or Southern California. I have a doctor who uncovered it, but she doesn’t seem to know anything but the basics. After about two months on supplements, I’m not feeling better. Thanks, Susan

    • Matt Rogers March 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm # Reply

      Hi Susan,

      I am also in San Diego and have a similar situation…cardiologist uncovered MTHFR (“T/T”), but not more info than that….have a Naturopath that has me on 5-MTHF and other supplements…but after 3 months not feeling any better. I am looking for a specialist in So Cal…will let you know if I find one…


      • Zee March 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm # Reply

        I found a naturpath/medical doctor in San Diego that treats MTHFR defect for those interested. I am heterozygous and he has me on twice a week injections (I give myself) of methocobalamin/methylfolate/glutathione that he mixes in his office. I’ve only been doing them for a month, so too soon to tell if it’s going to work or if I ravely will recommend him. Dr. Bronner Handwerger 858.254.5433 He’s in La Jolla.

        • Matt Rogers March 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm # Reply

          Hi Zee, thanks for the info. Hopefully, this will work out for you. Keep us posted!

          Thanks, M

          • Willow October 15, 2013 at 2:30 am #

            Hi Zee, thanks for the recommendation in SD. Wondering if you continue to endorse this MD for treatment? Thanks!

          • Zee October 16, 2013 at 2:07 am #

            Hi Willow – I couldn’t reply directly to you for some reason, so I hope you get this reply. Yes, I still see Dr. Bronner for some of my other issues (thyroid, HRT) and he is great! However, I’ve stopped MTHFR treatment. I am having so many issues with the MTHFR and methylation and now knowing all my other SNP’s (with COMT ++ I now know the reason I wasn’t able to tolerate methyl groups – felt POISONED), I’m waiting to deal with my MTHFR issue until I find a doctor that is knowledgeable in how other SNP’s will affect treatment.

  40. Karen February 22, 2013 at 1:24 am # Reply

    My daughter- 8 years old has been having debilitating migraines and has been hospitalized numerous times over the past few months. Having a migraince since November 11th that has still not broke. She has missed 7 weeks of school and has completly changed (personality wise). My heart is breaking watching all of this. I was just advised on Monday that she has MTHFR, C77T and the doctor feels this is what is causing the migraines. She has started her on Ribofloxin, a folic acid combo with B12 & B6. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts?

    • Tiffany December 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm # Reply

      Hi Karen,

      My chiropractor’s daughter was diagnosed with either C or A mutation – don’t know which. She started taking Methyl Folate and went gluten free (and maybe dairy too, not sure). She had migraines and stomach aches for years and since the treatment has had no migraines. She’s about 9 years old.

      I hope you find something to help your daughter!!


  41. Jamie February 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm # Reply

    I live in Massachusetts. Does anyone know of a good doctor I can go see with my children to get tested?

    • Teresa March 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm # Reply


      Didn’t I see something written about a list of doctors that are MTHFR knowledgeable? Where is the list?

    • Beth June 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm # Reply

      Jamie, I also live in Mass. and was recenlty diagnosed with MTHFR. Were you able to find a knowledgeable local doctor?

    • Christine November 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm # Reply

      Hi Beth and Jamie, I’m also from Massachusetts recently diagnosed with MTHFR. Have either of you found a knowledgable doctor?

  42. MALSeattle March 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm # Reply

    Hatha Gbedawo, ND, in Seattle is amazing. She treats children and knows all about MTHFR. She recently added another ND to her practice who also treats adults.

    • Teresa March 21, 2013 at 1:45 am # Reply

      HI all,

      I just fell into a list of doctors at-; check it out. I just e-mailed one doctor but she said that she wasn’t familiar with all the mutations just the MTHFR ones.

      Good luck!

  43. mary March 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm # Reply

    I am looking for a doctor in st. louis, Missouri to treat my MTHFR, does anyone know of one ?

    • Emily April 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm # Reply

      Mary – have you had any luck finding a doctor in St. Louis? I too am looking for one familiar with the MTHFR protocol.

      • Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:34 am # Reply

        Mary and Emily,

        Dr. Varsha Rathad at Preventive Medicine on Schuette Rd. St. Louis is a Rheumatologist and Integrative/Functional Medicine Dr.. She is incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate. I don’t know for sure that she is able to treat all the mutations but she is the one who diagnosed mine.
        I have hetero MTHFR A1298C which she didn’t feel required treatment alone. Having said that, she did prescribe Thorne Methylcobalimine (B-12) and B-6 for my Chronic Fatigue and Migraines. I plan to continue further testing and feel sure she will help me any way she can. Good Luck to you both!

      • Kelly September 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm # Reply

        I am also looking for a general dr in St. Louis to treat my MTHFR mutation. My OB, Dr. Brian Gosser, diagnosed the condition and Endometriosis when I was having a difficult time conceiving. I am interested in following up with a general doctor regarding general well being and the mutation.

        • Amy October 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm # Reply

          In one of my online mthfr support groups, the ladies recommend perinatologist Michael Paul at MoBap.

  44. Sherry March 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm # Reply

    Are there any docs people would recommend in NH? My four children and I have all recently been diagnosed.

    • Teresa March 27, 2013 at 2:55 am # Reply

      Sherry I don’t know of any in NH but Dr. Yasko is in Bethel, Maine. which is about 15 miles from the border of NH.

  45. Andrea March 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm # Reply

    Hello Dr.Ben, I was diagnosed yesterday with MTHFR by my Neurologist. I was told I have 1 copy C677T and two copies A1298C. I have been having medical problems since I can remember and have been to numerous Doctors who all tell me I have different disorders. What does this mean for me? She has me going to see a hemotologist/oncologist in 2 weeks. Do you recommend any Doctors in the Hershey PA area? Any reply would be greatly appreciated, Thank you!

    • Teresa March 29, 2013 at 2:11 am # Reply

      Andrea, Here are two people familiar with MTHFR : But you’ll have to check them out throughally as I have no information on them.

      Shawn Bean – Clinical nutritionist
      144 Starr St #2
      Phoenixville, Pa 19403
      (484) 868-0916

      Jess P. Armine, DC, RN
      Integrative family Healthcare
      1010 West Chester Pike
      Suite 303
      Havertown, PA 19803
      (610) 449-9716

      • Andrea April 2, 2013 at 2:35 am # Reply

        Teresa, Thank you so much for the information! I have been reading up on them both for a good bit of the evening and will be calling tomorrow to hopefully schedule a consult. When I was told last week what I have by the Neurologist she had said it is very rare and she doesn’t know much about MTHFR. I basically am in the dark with knowing anything about it (except from what I read on websites) until my appointment with the Hemotologist. It’s all so confusing! Thanks again, much appreciated!

  46. Emily April 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm # Reply

    Are there any doctors in St. Louis familiar with MTHFR protocol?

    • Teresa April 9, 2013 at 5:57 am # Reply

      Here is one in MO on the above list. I don’t know if it is near St.Louis

      Women’s Health Associates
      1601 E Broadway #100
      Columbia, MO 65201‎
      (573) 443-8796

      • Kelley Andrews May 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm # Reply

        This is a drive for St Louis but I am to the point I would go. I think they would be out of my network though

      • kendra November 30, 2014 at 2:30 am # Reply

        Dr mark Grant in Columbia is amazing! I made it to term with my son because of him.

    • Kelley Andrews May 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm # Reply

      Let me know if you find one, I am having the same issue

    • Carolyn May 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm # Reply

      I just diagnosed as compound hetero. My Dr. in St. Louis is Dr. Christian Wessling. I work with his assistant Cindy Willbrand. They are at Webster Family Practice, 7979 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves MO 63119 314-961-4706.

      • kelly September 28, 2013 at 2:39 am # Reply

        Im a patient of Dr. Wessling as well. I found out yesterday that I am positive heterzygous a1298c. They started to piece things together when I was b12 defiecent and not responding to regular b12 shots, I have 2 kids w ADD and one w autism, so im definitely not surprised that I have this mutation. Ive had many health symptoms that have been unacknowledged by many specialists over the last 15 yrs. If you would, could u share w me what treatments Dr. Wesslings office has recommended for you and tell me about your improvement? You can email me direct if you wish at

    • Laura June 29, 2013 at 7:40 am # Reply

      Dr. Varsha Rathad of Preventive Medicine St. Louis would be a good place to ask. She is very knowledgeable and does testing for MTHFR mutations.

  47. MCS May 14, 2013 at 2:10 am # Reply


    My blood work just came back with a result of compound heterozygous MTHFR C677T/A1298C. My understanding is that this means I have one mutation from my dad and the other from my mom. Still trying to understand what this all means! Any way … can anyone recommend a doctor in San Diego who has a holistic approach to and understanding of MTHFR mutations? Thanks!

    • Willow October 15, 2013 at 2:34 am # Reply

      See March 20 comment above from Zee

  48. PJ May 23, 2013 at 6:40 am # Reply

    Hi, does anyone have any details for a doctor etc in Sydney, Australia? i have seen most other states mentioned but haven’t found any for Sydney? any information would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    • Steve Thompson May 28, 2013 at 10:42 am # Reply

      Hi. I’m currently seeing Dr David Richardson at Richmond. He’s testing me for MTHFR. See for address, phone, etc.

    • CO June 10, 2013 at 10:11 am # Reply

      The doctors at the Uclinic in Surry Hills are well informed about MTHFR

      • PJ June 11, 2013 at 12:57 am # Reply

        Hi Thanks for that, can you recommend one in particular or are they all generally well informed?

  49. Robin Eckert May 24, 2013 at 9:38 pm # Reply

    Hello, I am looking for a naturopath that has a great track record in TREATING MTHFR in Tucson AZ. If you have a network of docs in Tucson that specialize in this I would love to review that. Thank you

    Robin Eckert

    • robert lawson June 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm # Reply

      Try Mary Ackerley MD.

  50. Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm # Reply

    I am looking for a Dr. in the metro Detroit area. I am C677T MTHFR, I was told it was nothing to worry about and the other version of MTHFR was cause for concern. I have a laundry list of issues that I feel are blown off by my physicians over the years, including an enlarged heart, palpatations, blood pressure issues, serious pain issues, disc issues including narrowing and collapsing of discs, foraminal stenosis, nerve pain, peripheral neuropathy ( I am not diabetic). Malabsorption of food, geographic tongue, migraines, myositis, herniations in my spine, esophagaeal reflux disease, infertility, miscarriage. The list goes on. I am tired of being in pain all the time and just want someone who can treat me.

  51. Lynette Henk May 29, 2013 at 4:32 pm # Reply

    Hello, diagnosed with C677T and A1298C and live in SW Florida. Anyone aware of a doctor in Florida? I have improved the diet of our family by eating cold pressed raw chocolate in chocolate squares and in a meal replacement shake. I have seen great benefits so I know we are on the right track but we need a doctor to determine what other supplements we need. My brother died at 42 from an aortic aneurism at the heart and I have an autistic adult son. Also have children that have defects I am sure causes by MTHFR. I pray there is a doctor in Florida. My rhuematologist ordered the blood test after I begged him to but he is not familiar with MTHFR at all.

    • Dr Ben May 31, 2013 at 4:48 am # Reply

      David Berger, MD is in Tampa, FL. You may call his office and see who he recommends in SW FL.

      • Lynette Henk May 31, 2013 at 4:57 am # Reply

        Thanks. I have heard Dr. Berger speak at a pediatric autism event. I will contact his office.

    • Elizabeth November 16, 2013 at 1:08 am # Reply

      Did you ever find someone in FL? I am in the Ft. Myers/Naples area and would like to find someone as well.

  52. Maria Claudia June 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm # Reply


    Help! I’m still looking for an MTHFR doctor in the San Diego area. I prefer someone who practices functional medicine, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be someone as such. Recommendations would be much appreciated!!

    Maria Claudia

    • Vicci Bailey June 4, 2013 at 12:14 am # Reply

      Hello Maria,

      I am also in San Diego and looking for a MTHFR doctor. I have 2 sons with PANDAS and MTHFR mutations (C677T mutation). Would love to hook up! please email.

      • Natalie June 13, 2013 at 7:14 am # Reply

        Maria and Claudia, there is a practitioner in San Diego named Dr. Shannyn Fowl. She works with MTHFR and is a naturopath. Her website is: I have not been to her so I can’t give a personal recommendation, but she posts on the MTHFR Yahoo group sometimes and said she has good results with many treating for MTHFR.

  53. Roxanne June 6, 2013 at 7:12 am # Reply

    Dr. Ben
    Thank you so much for your website. It’s given me so much direction. I have 2 copies of C677T MTHFR mutation. I have a DVT in my right thigh. Large saddle clots in each lung putting strain on the right side of my heart. I recently saw a hemotologist at Stanford & she told me that 40% of the population has MTHFR & to get out the thought out of my mind that MTHFR is the cause of my current medical condition. Needless to say I need to find a new hemotologist. I am happy with my other doctors but I need to find a doctor that is familiar with MTHFR. Perferably at Stanford in Palo Alto, CA but I am desperate & will take any recommendations. I have tried Dr. Carol Banyas and she didn’t feel comfortable treating me. She said MTHFR is new to her. Thank you so much for your time.

  54. Roxanne June 6, 2013 at 7:41 am # Reply

    Found this doctors comment under section about Dr. Lynch. Hope it helps. It’s from 2011 so don’t know if she is still practicing.

    Bridget R. Briggs, M.DSeptember 21, 2011 at 6:43 am#Reply

    Hello, Dr. Ben….like your website……I am a family practice doctor in Southern California….trained in functional medicine through Scripps Institute for Integrative Medicine and certified via Institute for Integrative Holistic Medicine….anyway…I run MTHFR analysis on more than half of my patients….and I treat all single and double polymorphisms with methylators… cannot believe the lives that change miraculously with simple supplementation! I will be speaking in Seattle Washington with Dr. Jeffrey Bland Oct 15 on this very subject as well as detoxification.


  55. Danielle June 13, 2013 at 3:16 am # Reply

    I was diagnosed at age 18 I have a double gene of mthfr dr said its the worst he has ever seen? I started needing gluithion ivs at 18, if I don’t get them my body pretty much starts to die from daily toxins, I take a huge amount of folinic acid, if I didn’t I would probably die. I’m 27 now. I also take a huge amount of pc, I live in Oregon, if anyone would like to share or ask me questions you can e mail me at

  56. Ana June 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm # Reply

    I have two mutation of a1298c. Do you know of a doctor that is familiar with MTFHR and MTFHR treatment in Houston, Texas. I am currently taking folgard which was recommended by a reproductive endocrinologist. That was all they suggested I do! I love this website, I have been trying to following Dr. Ben’s suggestions in hopes of getting pregnant: I am gluten-free, diary-free and I also take baby aspirin daily. Please advice on a doctor in Houston, Texas…

    • Laura July 2, 2013 at 10:35 pm # Reply

      Hi Ana! I’m in Houston too. I see Dr. Patricia Salvato who found the gene abnormality but not sure how informed she is. I haven’t seen her to discuss results. Just have copy of labs. Have you found anyone?

    • Pam Owen September 13, 2013 at 7:18 am # Reply

      Hi – I’m currently seeing Dr Salvato. I’ve spent several months with her reviewing my last 28 years of other doctor’s work, and testing (which essentially ruled out a large list of things including Lupus, MS, Lyme disease, heavy metals, et al, but produced nothing other than a bevy of “normal” results and no diagnosis – so I was put into the CFIDS category for lack of any other). I came to her with debilitating Chronic Fatigue that has flared up suddenly 2.5 years ago. I have been in remission for a decade, and had never been this bad previously, and that’s where we started – she began working through the testing that she uses (which no one before her had prescribed) and we worked on the initial treatment.
      What I like about her is her balance of practical stepping through to rule out or confirm, but she has a sense of when action should be taken. If she doesn’t see the results for which she’s expecting, she continues to work. And that’s how we began to suspect, and last week confirmed with testing, I have a double mutation of the 1298, or I think it’s the homozygeous 1298CC (I think I have that right – I’m having to go through a quick learning curve on this).
      After almost 3 decades of “normal bloodwork” (standard medical procedures), she found I also have a Glutathione and ATP deficiencies. We were in short backtracking until we got to this point. Glutathione and ATP deficiencies, as currently known, don’t automatically mean a gene mutation is synonymous. But when I began the G/ATP therapy and my levels went DOWN ,and my symptoms got even worse, she immediately ordered the testing.
      She takes about 2-3 months to get an initial appointment, but once you are in, she can see you pretty much anytime. I’ve had to make sudden appointments because my symptoms will change and I feel I need her to re-review my situation – she is very attentive, has a great associate working with her who is as knowledgeable and keys on trying to rule out other things (like we did for me).
      Salvato seems to very much understand what the intricate pieces are, stays read up on journals and blogs (so far I haven’t yet put one in front of her that she isn’t already aware). I had reviewed this website before going in to discuss my treatment options just after the mutation was confirmed, and she answered every single question about my concerns in detoxing, when my system starts trying to work correctly again. She liked that I was already informed, and had many options to help me address my need.
      Here’s her info:
      Dr Patricia Salvato
      Diversified Medical
      6300 Richmond Ave, Suite 202
      Houston, TX 77057
      (713) 961-7100
      They are an incredibly busy office as you can imagine. It helped that I could take a last minute appointment cancellation spot, so I was able to see her after just a month after making my initial appointment, that was originally 3 months out. I’ll cover in another thread what therapy she is putting me on specifically.

  57. Kevin S June 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm # Reply

    Can anyone recommend a doctor within the NY and PA area? Thank you!

  58. Julie July 4, 2013 at 7:46 am # Reply

    Can anyone recommend a doctor in Brisbane, Australia. I have just been diagnosed and my GP knew nothing and in fact dismissed it as only a minor issue for me. I have tried internet search but get nothing.

    • kathy November 4, 2013 at 4:21 am # Reply

      Hi Julie. I live rurally in queensland and have been desperate to find anyone who can help with correcting methylation. i found this web site – – it supplies names of practitioners mainly around the gold coast and brisbane who are trained in treating this. Waiting lists are long though!

  59. Julie Leef July 10, 2013 at 1:47 am # Reply

    I have recently been diagnosed with the MTHFR gene mutation and I am looking for a doctor in the Salt Lake City, UT area. The doctor that diagnosed me is booked out a least a month in advanced and I would really like to see someone sooner than that because I have a lot of questions. Thanks

    • Natalie July 11, 2013 at 12:11 am # Reply

      I have seen Dr. Thaddeus Jacobs and Dr. Nancy Foster listed as treating MTHFR in SLC. Dr. Jacobs has locations in both Park City and Draper.

      • kat July 16, 2013 at 5:43 am # Reply

        hello, I have cousins in SLC and want to give them resources before I tell them the family news and what it means. Could you give me the phone #s for them? Thanks in advance.

  60. Gail July 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm # Reply

    Hello – I recently tested homozygous for the A1298C mutation. Do you know any doctors familiar with this near Atlanta, GA?

  61. Teresa July 17, 2013 at 3:39 am # Reply

    I am desperate to find an experience MTHFR doctor in the Spokane, WA. area; desperate. Everyong help if you can; I am losing hope fast.

    • Kelly November 19, 2013 at 2:42 am # Reply

      Hello, Teresa. I am also in Spokane and wonder if you found a good MTHFR doctor here? Thanks.

      • Teresa November 20, 2013 at 4:54 am # Reply

        Hi Kelly,

        Nice to hear from someone in Spokane!! I am not sure how to answer that question as I have so many mutants, eleven on the methylation path so I haven’t made much progress with any doctor. I do know of two doctors that are good and one is willing to learn and has been diagnosing MTHFR mutants. Her name is Mary Bergum 448-4870 and she is accepting patients; I like her a lot as she is compassionate, a good listener and very knowledgable. The second (both are my doctors) is a naturopath named Alyssia Policani 755-5100 and she just went to Dr. Ben’s conference in California and has much knowledge. I haven’t personally made any progress due to mulitple problems; particularly because I cannot break down the 5MTHFR due to the other mutants therefore I overdoze quickly. I have a really bad reaction to it. But Dr. Policani hasn’t given up and we are trying a few things later on in the methylation cycle. Perhaps if you wanted to exchange more information later we could connect by e- mail?

    • Bostongal April 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm # Reply

      Dr. Smith, Dr. Ames, and Dr. Zeff are all doctors in Washington mentioned on this site by others. Just do a a search for “Washington” and/or “WA” when on the comment feed page and you’ll find tons of info (if you haven not already by now).

  62. Debra July 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm # Reply

    Does anyone know of a doctor familiar with MTHFR in the Pittsburgh area? (Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia)

  63. Jessica July 23, 2013 at 2:31 am # Reply

    Any recommendation on a doctor close to the Charlotte North Carolina area!? Greatly appreciated!!

    • Whitney July 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm # Reply

      Hi Jessica, I live in Charlotte and was just diagnosed two months ago homozygous C677t by Chris Jenny at Carolina Family Healthcare in Ballantyne. He seemed to know some info on MTHFR. I am going back in a few weeks for a follow up visit. I was put on 1000 mcg l-methyfolate. Was feeling good for a few weeks but now having some issues. I am going to see if he can test me for any other methylation defects and go from there. If you happen to find a doc in Charlotte who’s more knowledgeable will you pass it on to me? Thank you!

  64. Sheila July 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm # Reply

    I was recently diagnosed with compound heterozygous for the mutations of C677T and A1298C in the MTHFR gene. I am positive for one copy of each. I live in Minnesota and was wondering if anyone could recommend a doctor. Thank you for your help.

    • Sheri December 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm # Reply

      Did you find a doctor

  65. sue August 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm # Reply


    Learned that I was homozygous for A1298C a few months ago. Just learned today that I need to add COMT, and VDR. I am also heterozygous for CBS. Please help me find a doctor that understands all this in the DC Metro Area. I am currently seeing someone that was just treating the A1298C issue….was started on L-methylfolate supplements…but now I am worried we are doing this all wrong. Still not feeling all that great.


  66. Tammy August 15, 2013 at 1:31 am # Reply

    Hello there.I am looking for a Dr. around Knoxville, Chatanooga Tennessee area that is very knowledgeable about MTHFR Gene mutations and treatment. We recently moved to East Tennessee from Washington State a year and a half ago. I have been having trouble with what seems to be really good allergies, and many other problems. My cousin has informed me that he has both mutations, one of each, C677T AB Heterozyhgous and one, A1298C AB Heterozygous. His brother has the same. And from my research it seems as though I should get testing done for the doctors can’t pin point what is going on with me. My dr. here just wanted to check my B levels. That doesn’t seem to be enough with the research I have done. Thank you for any help anyone has for me.

    • sal January 13, 2015 at 11:11 pm # Reply

      I am also in Chattanooga area and need to find a doctor that knows about this. Did you find a doctor to see?

      • Elizabeth January 14, 2015 at 1:16 am # Reply

        There is a Dr. Potter in Brentwood, TN. He is awesome! Very knowledgeable about MTHFR.

  67. Tammy August 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm # Reply

    I have found a great doctor in Utah that is learning and treating mthfr the right way. Nancy Foster Therapeutic Lifestyle Center of Utah 1174 East 2760 South Suite #6 Salt Lake City Utah 84106 phone # 801-923-8528

    • kat August 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm # Reply

      Thanks so much for the SLC referral; it’s truly appreciated. Good wished for your health and happiness.

  68. Ann August 17, 2013 at 8:17 am # Reply

    Looking for doctor in Palo Alto, CA area.

    • Eileen September 1, 2013 at 5:29 am # Reply

      Did you find anyone? I’m in the North Bay but will go to Palo Alto or anywhere nearby. I am open to phone consults but don’t want anyone not skilled in this “stuff”.

      • Roxanne September 2, 2013 at 5:48 am # Reply

        I was going to Stanford for pulmonary hypertension that MTHFR was causing due to multiple blood clots in my lungs & near my heart. I went to the library & requested any research info on MTHFR & names of doctors at Stanford that did the research Long story short I came to a dead end. I searched & searched. I finally found Dr. Eric Hassid in Vacaville of all places. He is a neurologist & internal medicine doctor. He is the most knowledgable doctor I have found that can help treat MTHFR. He was the 18th doctor I have seen. Wish you the best!

        • Eileen September 2, 2013 at 6:00 am # Reply

          Thank you. I’m so glad you found him. We all get an “A” for persistence :). This stuff sure isn’t for sissies.

          Be well!

    • Roxanne September 2, 2013 at 5:50 am # Reply

      Dr. Eric Hassid but he’s in Vacaville

  69. JOANNE MATTHYS August 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm # Reply

    There is a great Naturopathic Dr that we see via Skype! He is in Connecticut but he can see anyone via Skype! He has been treating our 9 yo with great results. He can order any tests no matter where you are! We highly recommend him! Please say we sent you!

    Joanne M

    Jared Skowron, ND
    Harvest Park Naturopathic Medicine | 101 North Plains Industrial Road | Building 1B | Wallingford | CT | 06492

  70. zareen August 28, 2013 at 1:34 am # Reply

    Could you please recommend a good doctor in the Boston area for my relative who has an MTHFR mutation and has had 3 miscarriages and would like to conceive a healthy child? Thank you very much in advance.

  71. Vicki September 2, 2013 at 5:06 am # Reply

    .Looking for a doctor/provider in Detroit, Michigan area working with MTHFR mutations…

    • Courtney September 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm # Reply

      Hi Vicki, I’m in the Detroit Metro area, too, and looking for a doctor. Please let me know if you find one!

  72. Jeannine Phelan September 5, 2013 at 2:32 am # Reply

    Hi, I am in Brisbane, Australia. I have been struggling with multiple symptoms for years which I have only just discovered to be caused by a c677t mutation. I have been Gluten/dairy free for years, took lots of sups, ate organic diet etc, with very minor improvement. I started taking TMG, methylfolate, methyl b12, p5p and also 5 htp for low serotonin levels. It was like a light bulb was turned on overnight in my brain. Within a day I noticed a huge difference. For all those who can’t find a doctor where you live, try a product called Thorne Methylguard. I get mine cheaply from Iherb. Don’t take TMG ( Trimethylglycine) at night or you will be wide awake all night as I was! I think the TMG is a must along with the methylfolate.

    • Paula September 6, 2013 at 1:55 am # Reply

      Hi Jeannine i am in Sydney and struggling to find anyone who knows much about MTHFR. I am compound heterozygous C677T and A1298C and like you i have been gluten/dairy free, literally doing everything i can with little improvement. I have not tried the Thorne brand so may give that a go, thanks for the website and info of your experience. Best of luck to you.

      • Steve Thompson September 6, 2013 at 2:46 am # Reply

        Hi Paula.

        I also live in Sydney and also having trouble finding a doctor who knows much detail about MTHFR and methylation defects. I’m homozygous A1298C.

        I did send off the 23andme test but they were unable to get enough dna from the sample to test. They sent another kit but same result. So now I’ve sent a blood sample for the Yasko / Doctor’s Data DNA Methylation Panel. Still waiting results.

        The doctor that I am seeing tells me that he treats all his MTHFR patients with Thorne Methyl-Guard Plus regardless but it made me feel much worse from the first day. I then purchased and tried each of the ingredients separately and it was the methyl-folate (methyl-B9) that was/is the culprit. The other ingredients didn’t give me any problem.

        Interestingly, if I eat a lot of green leafy vegetables I get the same result. So, the natural forms of folate (before the faulty mthfr enzyme) and methyl-folate (after the faulty mthfr enzyme) both make me unwell, mostly by seriously disturbing my sleep.

        So now I’m using the individual supplements, along with a few others, and occasionally adding a little methyl-folate to see if I can manage it, but not so far.

        If anyone finds a doctor in Sydney who has detailed knowledge of mthfr / methylation defects and its treatment, please let us know.

        Thanks, Steve.

        • Paula September 6, 2013 at 4:44 am # Reply

          Hey Steve,

          Thanks for that info, i am going to see a geneticist at St George Hospital in Kogarah, i don’t know how helpful it will be but maybe at least identify anything else and give me a clearer picture…. but i had wondered about Yasko and 23andme…it’s hard to know which direction to go in but i will be curious to know how you go with Yasko? if you don’t mind sharing.

          Have you tried SeekingHealth’s Homocystex Plus? for me that has helped a little but i am pretty much not stopping on my quest until i feel better again. I also get the same reaction if i eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and a lack of sleep really effects my digestive issues.

          I have just read now in an earlier post that apparently UClinic in Surry Hills may be of help to us. Not sure if they are doctors, nutritionists etc but will give them a call.

          Best of luck with your results.


          • Steve Thompson September 6, 2013 at 8:36 am #

            Hi Paula.

            Homocystex Plus looks almost exactly the same as Thorne Methyl-Guard Plus except for a slight difference in the amount of methyl-folate. And the prices are almost the same, per capsule.

            Over the last few years, before I found the mthfr defect, I’ve been to genetics clinics at three different public hospitals. In summary, they all told me that they couldn’t do any sort of genetic testing until I had a diagnosis. They would just confirm the genetics. For example, our daughter has CF. They can test her to confirm the CF gene. But they can’t test me to find out what’s wrong.

            Uclinic have doctors and naturopaths. Don’t know anything else about them. If you go there, please let us know how you go, if they seem knowledgeable about mthfr / methylation.

            All the best.


          • Paula September 14, 2013 at 6:44 am #

            Hi Steve,

            I thought i would just let you know i saw Dr Min Yeo at UClinic in Surry Hills today and i was very happy with the consultation. I think all the doctors there are knowledgeable but i would definitely recommend Dr Yeo and was impressed with her and i feel like she will be able to help me. I am doing some further testing with her including bloods, stool etc (covering old and new ground) but also doing a bioscreen for my gut issues. Then she recommended i go through 23andme to do a methylation panel as opposed to doing the testing in Australia as it is more affordable for me and better testing method. I would like to do Yasko’s panel but it is quite pricey but will keep it in mind. I will have a follow up in a few weeks and then Dr Yeo will help work out dosages/nutrition etc and hopefully put me back on track. I found her to be very knowledgeable and open to different ideas but most importanly actually cared and wanted to do her best to help me. The health issues i have are quite complex and she was very systematic in making sure everything is addressed but making sure my expectations were realistic.

            I would definitely recommend you and your family going i found it to be worthwhile. Just the fact that the receptionist knew what i was talking about was a promising sign!

            Best of luck to you

          • Grumpy October 16, 2013 at 3:55 am #

            Hi Paula and Steve,

            I’ve also been searching for a Dr in Sydney who can assist. I was diagnosed by a GP who recommended me to this website and started me on prescription compound methyl folates but was uncertain and I now realise did everything wrong that Dr Lynch warns against.

            I saw a dr yesterday who agreed to see me about MTHFR but actually knew nothing about it, gave some advice that was contradictory, recommended further tests (which is a worry when there’s no understanding behind requesting the tests), and charged me $350 :(

            Ive called ACNEM to ask for MTHFR Drs but they didnt help, so now Im asking labs & chemists. I think I have one good lead but I might try this Dr Yeo. If we all see the same Dr then the expertise gets concentrated. The other Dr I saw is also at Dr Yeos practice so beware Drs who claim to understand the issue!

            If I find a good Dr I will post details. Please do the same of you find another one. Im on the cusp of ordering seeking health supplements.

            Two good compounding pharmacies for methylation are Kingsway in Brookvale and Fresh therapeutics at Bondi.

          • Paula October 16, 2013 at 10:49 am #


            Thanks for sharing that info. I also know of a compound chemist in Ramsgate called Tuckers Pharmacy in general he is quite knowledgeable so i will pay him a visit after i finish up what i have (Seeking Health and Thorne). Yes i understand your frustration it is so expensive trying to get help for this! and so disheartening that something which is supposed to be common is not understood by many doctors/health professionals here. I’m due for a follow up with Dr Yeo in a couple of weeks so will let you know how i go if you are interested? i think we will be making a treatment plan. Agreed if i come across anyone else who is knowledgeable i will pass on the info.

          • Grumpy October 16, 2013 at 11:35 am #

            Yes please. I now have an appt with Dr Yeo too! ;) Have you seen the 2013 update from Dr Lynch on YouTube? He says initial appts need lots of time to take a full history. I’ve already prepared my history so hopefully we make progress. I expect more tests. Meanwhile I’m improving my already nutritious diet for maximum gut health.

            I got a cost estimate today for local compounding of a similar product to one of Seeking Health’s, and it was much more expensive. I gather you managed to import yours without any issues? Often it’s luck. Seeking health told me sending stuff here is not without its problems

            I think the Thorne brand is the right L form but high dose. If you try it, perhaps you can make it smaller doses to start. Note Dr Lynhs warnings about various risks of pushing yr methylation cycle too hard. He mentions this again in the clip I refer to above. I think that was happening to me plus I need gut health and the various cofactors to support my enzyme cycles. I suspect I need to ease back on methyl folates and eat for gut improvement before we take further labs

            For the record, the $350 Dr wasn’t at Dr Yeos clinic. But still, you have to go in knowledgeable enough to check what yr told.
            Best of health! G

          • Paula October 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

            Great! i found Dr Yeo to be really comprehensive so the more info you take in the better. I took blood tests, medical family tree and anything else that was relevant. I have major gut issues which are proving difficult to treat so she has put me on the GAPS diet. She ordered more tests for me (blood test, urine iodine and Bioscreen) as you will know you need to heal your gut but you also need to tackle any viruses/parasites/bacterial infections to detox and start healing. It will be a long road but worth it to get back to better health! i think they prefer to use Thorne but i have also liked Seeking Health. I had no issues with ordering online so hopefully you don’t either. From memory if you put in MTHFR as a code you get a discount…not sure if this still applies. I also order Thorne off the website iherb.
            Yes you are right about that and i still need to work out a treatment plan in terms of dosages. I had started myself before seeing Dr Yeo but will get her opinion when i see her in a couple of weeks as to amounts of supplements to take etc. Also if you are on Facebook join some of the support groups as the people on there are very knowledgeable including practitioners who treat MTHFR. The info can be overwhelming but i have learnt so much. At the end of the day we have to advocate for our own health if we want to improve it.
            Good luck with your appointment! let us know how you go :)

          • Paula October 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

            Also thanks i will watch that update!

          • Grumpy October 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

            Ta! I will look to GAPS then as Im always uncertain which approach to follow to heal leaky gut. I figure I need to look to subtle reactions eg feeling tired after eating bread, even corn crackers, but vegemite glutamines effect MTHFR. So beware one of the popular products to heal leaky gut has glutamines in it. I reckon I need a biochemsitry degree to get on top of this. I’ve printed some slides and want to write key points from his videos and websites to get the protocol right.

            My query over Thorne is that you still need all the cofactors. The seeking health optimal prenatal seems like a great general MTHFR support – Dr Lynch says its good even if yr not pregnant. It has different forms of each ingredient to help your body use it. That’s the one I got costed here.

            I’ve always hesitated to get too much of a genetic profile.
   (but she didnt have a health issue to begin with)
            I’d like methylation info only. I don’t want to know anything extra.

            Ok back to my vegie juice

          • Paula October 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

            haha i feel the same i need to look at some of the info a couple of times to understand it! i just sent off my 23andme test i had seen that article but thought i would give it a go. The test itself is only $99 plus postage and the reason i chose to do it is because they test for more defects along the methylation pathway. This is important as if you have other issues e.g MAO, COMT, SUOX, CBS you may need to treat these first before you can start tackling MTHFR as you may not be able to tolerate the L-methyfolate etc very well. Something to think about i guess, if you are putting in the effort you want it to get you the results. If you decide to do it, create a fake name/dummy account as i believe it can effect things such as life insurance.
            Yes i am dairy, gluten and mostly yeast free at the minute so no vegemite for me anymore :( Also check that things you are eating such as corn crackers are not from genetically modified crops. the initial phase of GAPS i found a bit difficult only having bone broth for 3 days but the whole purpose is to get all the amino acids etc in to heal the gut lining. Anything that helps my leaky gut i’ll try!!
            Cheers to the veggie juice! chat to you soon. Also if you want my email address let me know i am happy to chat to you anytime.

  73. Kristin September 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm # Reply

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a doctor in West TN? I found out that I had a MTHFR mutation by accident while going for other test. I do only have one copy. I have started to have seizures and I have anxiety really bad. I just wanted to see if this could tie in with the mutation. I have been searching for a doctor in my area. I’ve seen 2 doctors so far and they look at me like I have 2 heads when I tell them about MTHFR.

    • Erin October 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm # Reply

      Hi Kristin,
      In Nashville, you can see Dr. Kalb and his staff at Cool Springs Family Practice. They work extensively with MTHFR.
      Good luck!

  74. Kersten September 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm # Reply

    Hi — looking for a doctor for myself (heter c667t and 1298c) as well as for my 13 and 9 year old. We live in shoreline CT and are willing to drive to Boston, Providence or in CT for someone with a thorough understanding. Thank you!

    • zareen September 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm # Reply

      Did you get any responses? We are in Boston and I have not got any response to my inquiry about a doctor in this area.

    • M November 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm # Reply

      Hello, I don’t know how much help I can be, but here’s what I’ve researched.
      a) MGH for Children in Boston, MA has a Metabolic Disorders Unit. – You might look for pediatricians there if your kids have MTHFR. It’s a good hospital.
      b) Dr. Bayer-Zwirello is an obgyn at St. Elizabeth’s in Brighton, MA. She’s not an MTHFR expert but has experience treating patients with it.
      c) Read good reviews for Dr. Boham at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA but they don’t take insurance. Through Google, I found a naturopath in Waterford, CT that’s supposed to treat MTHFR – Kendra Becker-Musante, Family Wellness Centre.

  75. E September 14, 2013 at 9:45 am # Reply

    Has anyone had any experience with both undermethylation and pyrolle disorder

  76. Heather September 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm # Reply

    Recently discovered I am homozygous c677 any recommendations for doctors in Buffalo NY or surrounding area?

  77. Mariza R October 2, 2013 at 1:06 am # Reply

    I am a 38 yr old female with fibromyalgia, hypertension (unexplained), and just recently found out that most of my father’s family has MTHFR. However I don’t know which mutations. I have 3 aunts with fibro, and at least one cousin with blood clotting issues. On my mother’s side, she died of scleroderma, and my aunt has rheumatoid arthritis, my sis IBS, and my brother has ulcerative colitis.
    I need to find a doctor, but I live in Costa Rica. I don’t know where to look, what specialist I should consult, or even if they have a lab here that does genetic testing. Does anyone have an idea where I can start?

  78. Janice October 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm # Reply


    Dr. Kimberly A. Kaye, MD ,
    Internal Medicine, Board Certified, Female, Age 43

    A Haile Medical Group
    4750 SW 91st Dr Suite A
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 367-9602 (Office)

    Kim’s Stats
    School UF College of Medicine
    Board Internal Medicine
    Specialties Lyme Disease, Chronic Illness

    She has done more for me in 2 months than all the others did in 8 months. They never listened. I am finding out other things wrong with me also. She & her PA’s are great!!

    • Janice October 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm # Reply

      Oh I am driving 3 hours to go to her!!!

  79. Loretta October 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm # Reply

    Looking for a practitioner in the Brisbane area. (Queensland, Australia). Have just found out that I have compound heterozygous.

    Thanks in advance :)

  80. sally leone October 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm # Reply

    I am looking for a doctor in the metro Maryland area of DC (the 270 side). I am homozygous for the C snp. Thanks.

  81. crystal October 14, 2013 at 8:18 am # Reply

    Hi, I’m in desperate need of a Dr in the El Paso, TX area. I am almost 9 weeks pregnant with my 9th baby and no live children. I also have multiple health issues stemming from the mthfr gene mutation. I have one copy from mom and dad mutated on both the C and A. Help I don’t want to lose this baby and these doctors the army has me seeing have me on just regular folic acid and want to take me off my blood thinners! Its urgent!!!!!!!

    • kat November 9, 2013 at 10:46 am # Reply


      Check out Dr Neil Rawlins mthfr site, he is ob/gyn ; one of my doctors, supplemental vitamins and minerals; (food grade is a must}, has saved my life. I am taking RX Deplin -food grade mythelfolate, {mail order Brand Direct is cheapest} maybe he knows specialists near you. I did find the University of Texas Genetic Testing at Austin, they would have docs who know what to do. I am taking Vitamin K, and spinach to thin my blood, my other Dr. suggested a therapeutic blood draw to thin it, but, I am past any pg possibility. Have courage and don’t give up, I have the same genetic gift from both parents and have 3 adult children, and 4 grandchildren. I had 12+ miscarriages with two@ four and a half months. Looking back, my diet and general health were key issues. I didn’t realize it at the time, but whole foods, whole grains, little to no processed foods, mostly fresh local fruit and veggies. The same as I as doing now, subtracting all GMO foods could count also. Try research instead of worry, “knowledge is power”, a to do list might help relax your body and mind. Check out Pam Owen’s comments of Sept.13, 2013 for a possible referral.

      Good Luck.
      I’ll be thinking of you,

      • Olivia November 15, 2013 at 6:34 am # Reply

        I may be wrong but doesn’t vitamin K cause thickening of the blood? I’m confused. I didn’t think it worked as a thinner. Did I misunderstand your comment or am I just wrong? I’ve been avoiding vitamin K because I thought it thickened blood.

  82. Kami October 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm # Reply

    HI Dr. Ben, when will your list of doctors be up on your website for USA? Thank you, Kami

    • zareen November 6, 2013 at 3:55 am # Reply

      I have posted several times requesting gudance for a doctor in the Boston area, but have not heard from anyone. I thought this was the Mecca for doctors. Can anyone kindly help?

      • M November 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm # Reply

        Zareen, I’ve encountered the same issue when I posted here. I researched and MTHFR doctors are hard to come by around Boston (surprisingly). I’ve found local doctors that have heard of it of course (though not all), but few are educated about it. There’s an Obgyn at St. Elizabeth’s, Dr. Bayer-Zwirello, who’s the most familiar with MTHFR doctor I’ve met so far. I’ve had no luck finding a primary doctor or nutritionist in Boston that’s knowledgeable or gets my concerns, so I’ve just been trying to implement some of the basic protocol on the website on my own.

        I have read good things about Dr. Boham specific to MTHFR – She works at the Ultrawellness Center in Lenox, MA. The only problems you may encounter there is that it’s not close to Boston and they don’t take insurance (why I haven’t gone).
        You might also look into holistic/naturophathic services in Boston if you’re willing to pay out of pocket for the health consultations. -M

  83. Olivia November 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm # Reply

    Excellent MTHFR doctor in Illinois:

    William Epperly, MD
    Advanced Integrative Healthcare
    245 S Gary Ave – Suite 207
    Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    (630) 893-9661

    Dr Epperly is skilled in MTHFR and its management. He is an excellent physician who truly listens to and cares about his patients. He treats each patient as an individual and works hard to help each patient find optimal health and wellness. He spends a generous and appropriate amount of time with you. Please look up Dr Epperly’s website for more information on his practice.

    He is our family physician and we highly recommend him. He has helped us to achieve our optimal health which allowed us to have our first baby in our 40’s! We have never felt better in our lives than we do now and we are truly grateful to Dr Epperly. He will help you too. We both have one copy A1298C and C677T and are both hypothyroid. When we first started seeing him, we had many other serious chronic health issues that other physicians only managed, but under Dr Epperly’s care are now totally resolved.

    Some patients initially come to see Dr Epperly specifically for MTHFR, thyroid issues, bioidentical hormones, allergies and sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, therapeutic lifestyles, and more, because he is very experienced and especially effective in these areas. It didn’t take us long to realize the benefit of having someone who specializes in these areas as our family physician/primary physician too. It saves us time and money not to mention we are treated as a whole person, not just parts.

    He also has several excellent physician assistants and a nurse practitioner who are skilled in treating MTHFR and the other issues I mentioned above, plus more. They work closely with Dr Epperly to provide the finest care and achieve optimal health for each patient. We highly recommend them too.

    I asked Dr Epperly, and he kindly gave me permission to post his information and phone here. Everything else is from our experience. I hope this information helps someone because I know how it is when you are struggling with health issues and especially MTHFR.

    Best health,

  84. Ella November 19, 2013 at 2:02 am # Reply

    Any recommendations for health care providers in NM, USA? Thnx.

    • Ella November 19, 2013 at 2:07 am # Reply

      PS. The mutation (of which I have been made aware, at least) is the C677T (homozygous). Finding a knowledgeable health card provider would be great! Thanks

  85. Candace November 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm # Reply

    Hi everyone. I saw quite a few posts below regarding drs in Austin and Central Texas. We just saw the drs at Balcones Woods Family Practice. They are MD’s who lean towards the naturopath side and informally specialize in treating MTHFR. I bought a supplement for $10 in their office (B12 folate by Pure Encapsulations). Our story is long and complicated but let’s just say that 4 days after seeing Dr. Weston, I have a brand new baby! (He is compound heterozygous). Good luck everyone!

  86. Debra November 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm # Reply

    My son is 7 years old and he has a single mutation of the C677T and of the A1298C gene. He was tested for Celiac disease. He does not have Celiac but has been put on a gluten free diet because his titers were high. He has been on that diet for 3 years and has been doing well but he looks anemic even though he is not. What recommendations do you have for supplements? He has been diary free with a few minor exceptions.

  87. Cindy November 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm # Reply

    Hello; looking for an MTHFR Doc I am in Redmond, WA. Have both mutations. Chronic headaches that last for days, irritable ect, ect. Have Hashimoto’s & I am celiac with leaky gut. 43 yr old mom. Needing help so I can function and be here for my family. They believe I had cerebelitis almost 2yrs ago and I have never been the same. Specialists and many Doc’s later I am still not clear on treatment or what is causing my issues.

  88. Vee November 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm # Reply

    Does anyone have a recommendation of a doctor in Los Angeles knowledgeable about MFTHR mutation and repeated pregnancy loss/pre-conception treatment and advice for future pregnancies? I am an expat living overseas where most doctors haven’t heard about this and where uncommon medicines and specialized supplements are not available so I’d like to get all that I need now at home over the holidays and prepare for my next pregnancy so that I don’t have a 3rd loss : ( I am 41, AMH very low, so I don’t have much time. No trisomies were found, all other many, many tests run were normal, only MFTHR mutation on one allele came up as a possible problem. Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide and a good doc recommendation in LA!!!

    • Karen December 6, 2013 at 4:30 am # Reply

      I believe you can get methylfolate (Solgar Folate) or Metafolin, online from places like or Vitacost…even Amazon. If you have a mutation on only one allele, then even folinic acid might be beneficial.

      It also might not have anything to do with MTHFR unfortunately. These aren’t mutations, it’s a matter of genetic expression as Dr. Lynch has said many times. There’s a difference.

  89. Sheri December 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm # Reply

    Here is a map with many MTHFR doctors

  90. Tova December 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm # Reply

    Hi there – do you know of any MTHFR specialists in Israel? Thanks!

    • Barbara January 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm # Reply

      Dr. Binyamin Rothstein, D.O. ……………….. 058-610-9149 (Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem)
      Dr. Tzachi Bar’el, M.D…………………………….. 054-768-6018 (Rishon L’Tzion)
      Dr. Hefetz………………………………………………. 03-5719365 (Kiryat Ono)

      Dr. Michal Luchins
      (contact her at 845-369-
      3235 for a full evaluation)

      • Barbara January 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm # Reply

        Dr. Michal Luchins number may be incorrect

  91. Dot December 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm # Reply

    Dear Dr, I had 3 miscarriages this year. After my 2nd miscarriage my OB ran some tests and found that I am compound heterozygous MTHFR . I have one copy C677T and A1298C. My OB recommended that during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy I take Aspirin 100 mg (which will continue throughout my pregnancy), Clexane 40 mg (one injection per day) and progesterone presaries twice a day. Upon my insistence I was prescribed megafol 5 which is 5mg of folic acid. I became pregnant the 3rd time and started on the above but I still miscarried a few days ago (8 weeks). However from my research I read that I should have a metabolised form of Folic Acid. What are your thoughts? Currently I would like to get pregnant again but I so scared that the same will happen again. What is your opinion? Do you think that I should have regular blood test to measure my homeysistine levels? Thanks (sorry for my spelling)

  92. Gina January 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm # Reply

    I am homozygous C677T, and also homozygous for MAO-A R297R, MTRR H595Y,MTRR K350A, and CBS C699T . Also my adrenals are exhausted. I’m looking for a knowledgeable Dr. that can help me with all this mutations. I live in Florida, but if There is good Dr that can help me, I’m willing to travel.

    • Ella January 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm # Reply

      Gina, If you find someone, I would be willing to travel from NM too! Ella

    • Bostongal April 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm # Reply

      Gina, All you have to do is search for the word “Florida” or “FL” on this comment feed and/or website and you’ll find suggestions for doctor’s in your area. One example of what you can find when you do a search:
      Aylin Ozdemir, MD/FAAP/ABIHM
      Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville
      Ponte Vedra, FL

  93. Jean January 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm # Reply

    In need of a recommendation for someone in the Phoenix, AZ area who knows about MTHFR (heterozygous c677t) and would be even better if they are also familiar (and believe) MTHFR causes recurrent pregnancy loss. The docs I’ve talked with say it’s not an issue contributing to 3 miscarriages. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  94. Melissa February 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm # Reply

    Hello, I am c677t homozygous and am looking for a Dr in Hong Kong? Can anyone recommend one? Thanks

  95. Georgian February 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm # Reply

    Does anybody now any MTHFR doctor in Georgia? I am c677t homozygous and am looking for a doctor in GA.

    • Laura March 16, 2014 at 4:04 am # Reply

      Did you find a doc in Ga? I may know of one in Canton, GA. Not sure where you are.

      • Georgian March 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm # Reply

        Still could not find one, we are in Covington, GA area. How good is the doctor in Canton, GA?

    • John June 8, 2014 at 2:49 pm # Reply

      Bernadette Saviano in Sandy Springs 404.531.0900

      More about her:
      a DD, MFT, CHC MFT, CHC is a Holistic Health Counselor, holds a Doctor of Divinity, a Master’s Degree in Theology with an emphasis on terminal illness, and a Master’s Degree in Medical Psychology with emphasis in chronic illness.

  96. Christel February 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm # Reply

    Hi, I’m desperately looking for a doctor in Europe (Belgium).

    • ML March 31, 2014 at 10:34 pm # Reply

      Hi, I work for a doctor that helps clients with Methylation, MTHFR SNPs etc. I am really surprised he is not added to the list, as a very good portion of his clientele have mthfr issues. (Including myself). You can email him via his website @ or he has a free initial 15 min SKYPE or phone consult for new clients, and does a vast amount of continuing consults over skype and phone as well. Hope you find a good fit :)good luck

  97. Heather April 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm # Reply

    In 2008, my husband and I began to try and have children. I ended up miscarrying 3 x before my primary did extensive testing and found I had 2 of the MTHFR genes. Since then, I have been diagnosed with IBS, Fibro, Depression, Insomnia, CFS, and have 24 hr headaches about 3x a month. How do I approach my new doctor to have him look into this more? They always think I am crazy and say oh, its the fibro.

  98. Kate Hoag April 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm # Reply

    Are there any MTHFR specialists in Arizona??

    • Bostongal April 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm # Reply

      Dear Kate,
      You just need to do a search for “Arizona” in the comment feed (control F, then type your search word in the box, i.e. Arizona or AZ) and you’ll find all comments relating to your state. Dr. Robert Ellsworth of Five Seasons Health in Scottsdale, AZ was mentioned in an older comment someone else made (I have no direct experience with the doctor). You can search the website further for more references near where you live and people’s personal recommendations.

  99. rachele stephenson April 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm # Reply

    Dr. Ben
    I am struggling to find a doctor who takes my insurance. I have both gene mutations. We have struggled with miscarriages, I have depression, joint problems,arthritis. Plus we have 3 kids who one is on the Autism spectrum and has limited speech. Our daughter has seizures and night terrors among a few things. Please help us find a practitioner who will help my family thrive with a struggle.

  100. Bostongal April 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm # Reply

    Dear Rachele, if you clarify where it is you live and reach out to the many people reading this Board, they might be able to share suggestions with you as to doctors and/or alternative medicine practitioners in your area. Dr. Ben doesn’t respond to everyone on this Board personally.

  101. terri April 26, 2014 at 1:34 am # Reply

    Really? ONE doctor in NJ? (And not even a registered doctor, it seems.) Does anyone know of an educated doctor in Central Jersey or even NYC? I am seeing one now who ignored all my SNPs except mthfr.

  102. Alison April 29, 2014 at 11:05 pm # Reply

    My 5 year old son is really suffering, being restrained at school etc, he is missing his childhood. He went off after MMR/Reprevax vaccinations just after 3 years old and has been on and off since, nearly normal then like a wild animal, last going off this year after aneasthetic operation and gas. History from last year tells me he will slowly come round in June then start again from infections, sore throats etc in Dec/Jan to come, that’s why think could be PANDAS family of illness too. (One minute nearly normal with miled Aspergers, then dramatic change and has OCD’s, repeats words, regressed baby talk, inappropriate laughing, burst of energy, eyes enlarge, seperation anxiety from me, oppositional etc whereas normal so calm. Could anyone recommend a MTHFR doctor in UK. Also if anyone could recomment a specialist or DAN doctor who can deal with MTHFR and PANDAS autoimmune illness in the UK that would be really appreciated. (Please do not recommend Dr Goyal at Sincere Health, as although has been recommended as a very good doctor he is not available for a few months and I desperately need someone as soon as possible). Of if you are one of those doctors that I can see face to face please help. Thanks.

  103. Margo May 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm # Reply

    I live in Atlanta GA. My cousin has this and said that I should get tested as well. All the symptoms describe me. I did not see any doctors in Georgia on the list. Is there anyone in Georgia or close by? I would love to get tested asap. Thank you!

    • sylvia August 27, 2014 at 4:03 am # Reply

      I am just starting with Dr. Elizabeth Board of Atlanta Functional Medicine
      5755 North Point Pkwy #74 Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 770-667-3006
      she and her partner doc are newly certified by the Functional Medicine Institute but she knew right away what I needed in supplements when I told her my 23&me MTHFR mutations. I doubt she has the depth of Dr. Lynch but she seems very open to learning more since I have both of the serious mutations discussed here by Dr. Lynch. Please let me know how it goes if you decide to do a brief intro. meeting with her for free.

      • Gina November 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm # Reply

        Hi Sylvia,

        I wondered if you would be willing to share how your visits with Dr. Elizabeth Board have been going? Have you been pleased with the knowledge and help you’ve received? I’m considering going to see her; but I was hoping for some reassurance before making an appointment and the monetary investment. Thanks for any info you can provide.

  104. MTHFR Frustrated Mum May 29, 2014 at 11:39 pm # Reply

    I used the recommended Serena Kay for Perth – she woo woo’d me. Instead of measuring my bloods and doing specific treatment, she tried to use an EAV machine on me. Just so you all don’t waste your time…. There’s very few specialists here in Perth and Serena Kay didn’t understand the latest research (just from my brief conversation with her). After 4 years of searching, countless docs and specialists, I am down to my last bit of patience with those happy to take my money for nothing in return. She also tried to give me the wrong form of Vit B.

    I am now seeing Mandi Whyte who takes a personalised approach, checks for pyrroles and does all your bloods – if you’re looking for someone in Perth, WA.

  105. rachele stephenson May 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm # Reply

    Sorry I live in Western Washington close to Mt. Rainier

  106. Gail June 6, 2014 at 4:45 am # Reply

    Are you training any doctors in New Zealand? Would love it if you reply that you are
    Really enjoyed listening to your interview on the Thyroid summit. A lot of it is over my head, but kmow learning is progress. My thanks and blessings Gail in Auckland NZ

  107. jennifer July 7, 2014 at 11:08 pm # Reply

    This is tricky business listing the names of physicians who are familiar with MTHFR, but not being able to offer any knowledge about their skill, ability, etc. I have been to one of the physicians you have listed for Austin, Texas and she was by far the worst doctor I have ever encountered. I honestly don’t know how she is allowed to “practice” medicine. I will not go on a personal rant, but I just felt the need to say something to those who are looking for a healthcare provider with a functional medicine approach– do your own research about the provider even when you find a name on a reputable site. Good luck!

    • Dr Lynch July 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm # Reply

      Hi Jennifer –

      Please let me know the name and I will remove.

      I have improved the way physicians are listed – as well as the ability for patients to leave reviews. This is done here:

      Seeking Health Educational Institute is a new site but growing very quickly – the physician database is growing quickly as well.

      Thank you for your input.

    • rusty January 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm # Reply

      Your post would be helpful if you could tell us who the doctor was and what made her a bad doctor… So hard to find specialists… would you post details? Thank you!!!

  108. Tiffany Sweet August 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm # Reply

    There is a doctor in San Antonio, TX that specializes in MTHFR.
    J. Oscar Seda, M.D. at the Vital Life wellness Center.

  109. Fernando September 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm # Reply

    None on Spain?

  110. Jennifer October 25, 2014 at 2:04 am # Reply

    I am desperately looking for a doctor in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I have developed peripheral neuropathy in the last year, have periods of extreme exhaustion, and other times I have anxiety symptoms for no apparent reason (rapid heartbeat, terrible insomnia, etc.) I occasionally have terrible cramping in my legs and calves at night as well. In the last several weeks I feel like I have terrible “brain fog” and have trouble thinking straight. My brother and mother have almost identical symptoms. My brother just tested positive for double A1298 MTHFR mutation. I am awaiting test results (had to show my brother’s results just to get the doctor to run the test on me), but am assuming I may have some sort of MTHFR issue going on as well. My doctors currently have me on gabapentin and clonezepam but my symptoms are getting worse and worse very rapidly (despite diet changes like avoiding sugar, carbs and all gluten). My doctor seems to know very little about this issue and even said when I brought it up that it is treated with folic acid. Then, because I was frustrated and became upset and cried in her office, she said it sounds like I just have anxiety and wrote me a presciption for Cymbalta. I have filled that prescription but have not started it yet because the thought of MORE medicine on top of what I am already taking frightens me. Instead I went to the vitamin shop and got methyl folate & methylcobalamin to try by myself (bought niacin just in case I felt worse!) I really need someone who knows what they are doing to monitor what is going on with me. I am not a doctor and do not generally believe in self treating. Please help!

    • Laura October 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm # Reply

      Jennifer, I would recommend going to see Dr. Susan Tanner. She is very familiar with MTHFR and other things that could be contributing to your illness. Mold, lyme, candida etc.

    • John November 1, 2014 at 3:47 am # Reply

      Hello Jennifer,

      I am sorry to hear that you are not doing well. With the right treatment it will get better.

      I tried to self treat with limited success. I now rely on the expertise of Bernadette Saviano. She is very sharp and treats people with MTHFR.

      105 Cliftwood Drive NE
      Atlanta, GA 30328

      office number (404) 531-0900

      Good luck.

  111. Santino November 2, 2014 at 7:14 am # Reply

    I am searching for doctor in Germany. I was by so many doctors but I am not taken serious. Suffering from bipolar disorder rapid cycling.

    Can anybody help me? I live in Germany, but I can travel to any country and I will pay directly!!!

    • Boston January 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm # Reply

      Check out the “Find a Doctor” tab of this website to see what your options are – there has to be one that will work for you since you’re flexible with travel.

  112. Alec November 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm # Reply

    Hi Dr. Lynch,

    I wrote a message yesterday…but I do not think it got posted.

    Any ways, I have been diagnosed with the homozygous for the MTHFR C677T (T/T). Although kind of scary, I am also excited that I hopefully feel good one day soon. I am 55 years old and looking back as a kid, I definitely had a learning disability…hard to focus and was pretty ADD. I have been dealing with the Brain fog and irritability for 25 plus years and have pushed myself to just fight through it… no fun :( I work out regularly and keep in good shape. But this condition has really been tough on my moods and also the lack of clarity. Very tough when trying to run a small business, etc.

    After having some blood tests, my doctor who is an integrative specialist here in LA, noticed the positive testing of the MTHFR mentioned above and asked me to start taking the 5-MTHF in a small dose (1mg), which was too much for me to handle. Although I have to say that like you mention, I did have some great days after adjusting the dosage down to closer to 2 to 300 mcg. But then the side effects of what I am trying to get rid of came on….frustrating. Is there a specialist out here in LA that you would recommend? I did just start adding B12 by Apex…just one drop under my tongue with 200 mcg of 5-mthf in the am. I did take off one day yesterday and I seem to be tolerating it better. I realize after reading your info, that I also may need some niacin as well.
    My doctor has had me on a low carb diet for at least a year and a half because my gut was giving me issues…that I now believe are related to this condition. Interestingly enough, although the side effects have been a bummer, my gut seems to be doing better since I have taken the 5-MTHf.

    Please let me know your thoughts and if there is someone I could see out here in LA.
    Thank you SO MUCH!


  113. kendra November 30, 2014 at 2:36 am # Reply

    Can anyone recommend a ob or maternal fetal medicine doctor in colorado that is familiar with MTHFR? I moved here from Missouri and had a wonderful maternal fetal medicine doctor who helped me keep my pregnancy going and worked a protocol that helped me carry to term. I want one more child and I know I will need to drive around 3 hours to see one. I live in ALAMOSA but we don’t really have high risk at the hospital here.

    • Boston January 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm # Reply

      There are several Colorado area doctors listed under the “Find a Doctor” tab of this website that you should check out.

  114. Elizabeth December 19, 2014 at 4:44 am # Reply

    Please, please help me. I have a history of recurrent miscarriages. I have found out that I am compound heterozygous for MTHFR. They ‘think’ I may develop antiphospholipid syndrome only while pregnant, and then my levels go back to normal after I miscarry. I was told to take lovenox, baby aspirin, and crinone if I get pregnant again. I am running out of time to be able to have more children b/c of age and egg reserves.

    Now I am more concerned about my health and what to do about this MTHFR than I am about trying to have another baby. From things I have read it is not as easy as supplementing with methyfolate. I read I may need more testing, CBS test etc…??????? I don’t even know where to get that test?? I read I probably need to take B12, B6 supplements too??? I am so confused. I understand MTHFR and why it is important and what it can lead to. I just don’t know what to do now that I know I have it. What supplements and further tests to get? Please help.

    With Christ’s Love,

    • Boston January 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm # Reply

      Hi Elizabeth. I’m sorry to hear about your recurrent miscarriages. My sister and I both have MTHFR mutations and carrying a baby to term has been a concern. My sister experienced recurrent miscarriages before getting the MTHR diagnosis; in her first successful pregnancy following that she used lovenox daily and in her second successful pregnancy she used baby aspirin daily instead of lovenox – combined with the right multivitamins of course. I am at the stage of trying to conceive and took some time to adjust my body to folic acid. I initially had terrible side effects from generic store bought folic acid supplements and came to realize how important it is to have the right form of folate and to give your body time to adjust to it gradually. I now take Thorne’s prenatal vitamins and a 5-MTHF supplement (available through this site or amazon). Right now I do 2 mg of folate/day (combination of what’s in the Thorne prenatal vitamins and Thorne 5-MTHF supplement) while trying to conceive along with a daily low dose of aspirin. My goal is to increase to 3 mg/day of folate (with the other prenatal vitamin components) and switch to lovenox once I’m pregnant. I also have a maternal fetal medicine doctor specializing in high risk cases like mine lined up already for when I do get pregnant. I really recommend gathering info, finding doctors/asing questions and achieving the right vitamin regime prior to your next pregnancy. I don’t think there’s any one easy fix for an MTHFR diagnosis but getting the right vitamin supplements is certainly important, as is adding new/incresed supplements slowly so you don’t shock your body into having side effects. This website has some protocol suggestions for MTHFR diagnoses that you should check out. Good luck.

      • Elizabeth January 11, 2015 at 9:26 pm # Reply

        Boston, thank you for your help and encouragement. This past week I went to one of the MTHFR specialists that Dr.Lynch recommends on his site. This doctor really helped me understand what I need to do. He said I need to take at least 1000 mcg of methylfolate a day and 500 mcg of methy B12 twice a week working up to three times a week. Said to start slow to prevent over methylation symptoms. Why are you working up to 3mg of methylfolate a day?? Did your doctor suggest that dose? Also, did your sister start the lovenox before or after her positive pregnancy test? Thank you so much for sharing your experience and knowledge on this subject!

  115. Rohan January 20, 2015 at 5:48 am # Reply

    The MTHFR gene, technically called Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase, is a key enzyme required to metabolise homocysteine. Find the doctor from :-

  116. Michael (NW) February 11, 2015 at 11:17 pm # Reply


    I see quite a few doctors listed for Oregon. Does anyone recommend someone in Oregon who TRUELY knows about methylation issues, not just MTHFR? I’ve wasted so much time and money seeing multiple doctors who just don’t know enough about this. Thank you.

    • Rusty February 12, 2015 at 6:44 pm # Reply

      Hi Michael,

      I spent a few months searching for a doctor who truly knew MTHRF, and I found Dr. Tricarico (SE, Awakenings) and Dr. Sharon Woodard (NE), both naturopaths. I moved to Austin and had brief and good (they had knowledge and were able to give me information) experiences with each of them.

      • Michael (NW) February 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm # Reply

        Hi Rusty. Thank for the info. Did those doctors seem knowledgable in other methylation areas as well? I have MTRR, MTR, VDR, CBS, etc… Not MTHFR which is the most common. So, I really need someone who had knowledage in these areas as a whole, in the Portland Oregon area. It’s hard to find anyone who knows anything more than MTHFR. I don’t like trying to fix myself. :)

  117. kat February 21, 2015 at 9:47 am # Reply

    What are the other acronyms you mention, I only know MTHFR?

  118. samuel February 22, 2015 at 8:28 am # Reply

    Do you have any referrals for Drs. in Jerusalem , Israel who deal with MTHFR?

    • Dr Lynch March 2, 2015 at 6:54 am # Reply

      Not at the moment – but long distance support may be possible with some health professionals.

  119. Aimee H. March 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm # Reply

    My husband was just diagnosed with hetero MTHFR in the hosp after having 2 blood clots in his lungs. His CT showed the 2 clots in his pulm artery with tissue death and several lesions. I do not have any labs with any details. His hematologist diagnosed him and sent him home on Xarelto and Folic Acid. We D/C folic acid after doing some research. His hematologist said his homocysteine wasnt elevated then said it was only slightly elevated. We are in Louisville, KY and cant find a knowledgeable doctor in the area. How do the skype appts work? Payment wise? We have ok insurance… dont know how that will work. I am sure he will need more labs also. Any help and info is GREATLY appreciated!!

    • Elizabeth March 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm # Reply

      Aimee, I live in KY also and the closest doctor that I found that is knowledgeable about MTHFR is in Brentwood, TN. That is a little past Nashville. His name is Dr. Potter and he is awesome. His practice is self pay but it is reasonable. He is not only an awesome doctor with a great approach to medical care, but is a great person also. I feel blessed to have found him. You should go see him. His website is I pray that Jesus heals your husband. :)

      • Aimee H. March 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm # Reply

        Thanks so much for the info!

  120. Deanna March 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm # Reply

    I am 10 weeks pregnant with homozygous C677T Mutation and they removed my thyroid as a baby. I need an OB or SNP/MTHFR doctor in Spring/The Woodlands, TX area. Or is Houston the closest?

  121. Hello,
    Just wanted to let everyone know Dr. David Daily has moved offices. He can now be found at the San Diego Center for integrative Medicine at :
    8875 La Mesa Blvd Suite A
    La Mesa, CA 91942


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