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A 34-year-old female asked:

can you point me in the direction of the type of specialist i should see? low igm, low vitamin d, low mvp, iron deficiency, low magnesium and low calcium.

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Dr. William Simon
Integrative Medicine 32 years experience
Specialist: Either an internist or hematologist would be the best choice.

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