Are You Suffering From…
If you are tired of toxic drugs and disease flares, welcome to Dr. Crawford's state-of-the-art autoimmune disease protocols tailored to your symptoms and specific autoimmune disease.
Feel Great Again!
Many patients with Crohn’s disease symptoms, arthritis pain, or exhaustion from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have multiple bothersome symptoms which are not fully addressed by the use of pharmaceuticals. See what a real, full remission feels like with Functional Medicine.
Benefits of Autoimmune Disease Functional Treatment
Whether you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease or the most common autoimmune disease: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Dr. Crawford will get you to a symptom-free, healthy life.
Control of autoimmune disease symptoms
Control of pain and inflammation
Rare or (more typically) no disease flare-ups
Improved cognitive (brain) function
Amped up mitochondrial biogenesis
No more toxic, cancer-causing drugs
Vastly improved immune function
Easier weight control
Improved, more refreshing sleep
Improved gastrointestinal health and function
Normalization of hormones (e.g. low testosterone, low progesterone and much more)
Tired of Autoimmune Disease Flare-ups and Toxic Drugs?
Kim Crawford, M.D. is a nationally recognized expert who can change not just your health, but your life.
What Patients Are Saying...
– Jill WoodwardDirector, Ceremonies & Special Events
A year ago, when we came to Dr Kim, my son had tried every drug out there (including all the biologics) prescribed by his very well-educated GI specialist at one of the nation’s a top medical institutions. Nothing was working. My son was on the verge of having his entire colon removed because they said we had no other option. At 24 yrs old, he had no life to look forward to. He couldn’t leave the house. And UC is not just a physical disease; it also destroys your emotional state. It was an awful time for us!!!
We had met with the surgeons and were looking at dates to schedule his procedure when, in a passing conversation, someone suggested I consider a Functional Medicine doctor. That is when we discovered Dr. Kim. After several conversations with Dr. Kim and her having an opportunity to look at my son’s medical records, she told us that she thought she could help. It was REALLY hard to believe her after everything we had been through and the fact that our current medical team said surgery was our only option. Someone was finally telling us good news and we struggled to trust her, to believe her! Hope was difficult to find, at this point in time.
Trusting Dr. Kim was the best decision my son and I ever made!!! We’ve been with her a little over a year, now. My son is off all the horrible medications his specialists put him on and only takes the peptides Dr. Kim has prescribed. He is doing great, gaining back his weight slowly and is able to live a normal life. He has a full-time job, is about to continue his education and has a social life ALL because of Dr. Kim. Let me repeat that: ALL because of Dr. Kim!!!! If she tells you she can help you, BELIEVE her! She will work with you to find solutions. Dr. Kim spent months figuring out what was working for my son and what wasn’t. When something went wrong, she jumped right on it and found new options that eventually turned into solutions. Our bodies are very complex and having a doctor that actually is interested in solving what is going wrong vs just giving you a pill to mask your symptoms is priceless!
Dr. Kim has given me faith in doctors, again. She truly cares about her patients. We need more like her in our world!!!
– Bette (Ann) Peterson, M.D.Family Physician (Retired)
I started working with Dr. Kim in late April. After a year and a half of languishing with pain and profound fatigue and TERRIBLE side effects from treatment, including Melanoma!, she discovered that I not only had RA but also active autoimmune thyroid disease (which I thought was “under control” but wasn’t) and significant adrenal dysfunction.
In one short month of following her treatment plan, my RA is under very good control with no immunosuppressive pharmaceuticals! Just following her diet and natural therapies! I feel the best I have felt in forever! Not only is my pain under excellent control, my energy level has soared, I’m losing weight, and sleeping the best I have in years. I highly recommend her treatments!
– Lena DavydovDirector, US Healthcare at Hilton
I was in my early 40s, regularly getting my annual wellness exams, keeping my weight under control, exercising and eating well. Nothing could stop me, until I unexpectedly wound up in the hospital for almost a month with a really serious case of an auto-immune disease. I was scared, confused, and exhausted. The biologic infusion regiment I was prescribed was intense – I was getting double the normal dose of the infusions and I was quickly developing antibodies to the medication. So my future looked as follows: high-dose biologic infusion, get marginally better, develop antibodies to the biologic drug, switch biologic drugs to a new drug… rinse, lather, and repeat. Meanwhile, I was becoming severely depleted in various vitamins and nutrients and experienced serious side effects as a result, though my immediate care team never bothered to test any of my levels to prevent this from happening. On top of that I was also diagnosed with a second auto-immune disease and sent to yet another specialist who told me that they would eventually put me on an oral medication that I would need to take for the rest of my life. So three separate doctors – none of whom talked to each other or connected the dots between all that was going on with me, countless labs, and a lot of toxic traditional medication later, I was done. I was convinced that there had to be a better way to manage these conditions than a lifetime injection of biologic drugs – and wouldn’t you know it, I was right!
I found Dr. Kim after countless nights of combing the internet for board-certified MDs who had a non-traditional approach to auto-immune diseases. Of course, all of my traditional doctors told me I was crazy to even think this way. Little did they know. From the moment I reached out to Dr. Kim for an initial consultation to today – I knew I was in the right hands. Dr. Kim has the patience of a saint – she is an incredibly good listener, a fierce advocate, an amazingly knowledgeable physician, and a caring human being. I’ve only been working with Dr. Kim for 6 months and in that time, I’ve been able to completely transition off the biologic medication as well as resolve a host of other issues – all by simply following her guidance. And let me be clear – the host of issues began to resolve about a month into our working together! So apparently good things don’t only come to those who wait. Things happened exactly as Dr. Kim said they would. I was definitely intimidated at first working with an out-of-state physician and I’m happy to say my worries were unfounded. Dr. Kim is always a phone call or an email away – I’ve NEVER had a physician be so accessible and responsive. She is a wealth of information and she spends time researching the latest and greatest to stay on top of her game. I am extremely thankful to Dr. Kim for her outstanding care and expert advice – she’s allowed me to regain normalcy in my life and get back to feeling healthy.
– Diane DadiskosRetired RE Developer, LMT
My husband of 37 years died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack in January of 2020 while playing golf. Shortly thereafter I developed uncontrollable bright red bloody diarrhea. Long story short I went to three different Gastroenterologists, two in Florida and one in Conn. I had 3 colonoscopies, and was diagnosed by all three with Ulcerative Colitis. I was given Mesalamine, Apriso, Zeposia, and Prednisone. The drugs were very expensive and only made me sicker. I slept most of the day. I was terrified to leave the house and when I did I wore diapers. I lost weight, became severely anemic and had horrible heartburn. I definitely was not getting better and when I tried to discuss my condition, the doctors, told me “it was all in my head”. These were the drugs used to treat UC and other didn’t have problems.” I was in such pain and despair that I really didn’t care about living.
I searched the web looking for answers and found Dr. Crawford. As this was the time that Covid was in full swing, I never met her but had a TeleMed consult. I knew I had to try something else, intuitively I believed there must be a better way. After consultation, extensive medical history and labs, Dr. Kim put me on an Auto Immune Protocol Diet and also some compounded supplements and peptides. Within 2 months I was substantially better and now 6 months later I am completely well. I am so happy and thankful to be living a full and active life. My digestive system is working as nature intended. I applaud Dr. Kim for having the courage, caring and knowledge to stand outside of the medical mainstream. Thank you for giving me back my life.
– Pat MaloneyCEO and Founder: Travel for Teens
Dr. Kim literally saved both my adult son and my daughter, each of whom had different problems that had been “treated” by the medical establishment for many years. She found my son’s pituitary adenoma and since treatment has begun he is a different person. She was the first one to effectively control my daughter’s Hashimoto type hypothyroidism. Both of them are happy, confident and healthy now and we owe it all to Dr. Kim Crawford.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions? We have answers, learn more about autoimmune disease therapy below.
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What is the main therapy for autoimmune disease if drugs aren’t used?
Bioidentical proteins called peptides (such as KPV) are a mainstay of functional treatment of autoimmune disease, whether that be M.S., Systemic Lupus or Inflammatory bowel disease. Low dose naltrexone (up to 4.5 mg only) has also been shown to be quite useful and completely non-toxic.
Do I need to eat a special diet?
All of Dr. Crawford’s patients enjoy better health due to different anti-inflammatory dietary modifications. You will be given an outline of Dr. Crawford’s autoimmune eating plan, and asked about food preferences so that she can send you food links, meal prep links, and recipes. After you are symptom-free she will work with you to expand your allowed foods. If it makes you feel better, Dr. Crawford has been eating her AIP diet for years-ever since she diagnosed herself with Crohn’s disease and doesn’t miss a thing.
Is Functional Treatment expensive? Paid for by insurance?
The treatment you need is (unfortunately) not paid for by insurance. The cost of what you will need monthly varies according to illness. It is far below that of, let’s say, “biologics”, but it is paid out-of-pocket. What you are getting, however, is control over your symptoms and freedom from the actual and potentially horrendous side effects of your current treatment. Not to mention the concierge, direct access care you receive from Dr. Crawford.