I had a doctor fiasco yesterday myself, at my son's new doctor's office. It is a very helpless feeling when they just don't hear you; I understand. I'm sorry that happened to you. I have two thoughts. One, find a doctor who listens. Two, keep doing what you're doing, and by the time you go back, your weight and blood chemistry will look a lot better, and you won't even have to say, "I told you so."
I think you need to see Mern's doctor
. Of course, there's a little transportation issue, since she's in Ohio.