Finding a Good GI Doctor Locally

by Amanda
(MA)

I'm just wondering...is there anyway to find a good GI doctor locally?


I'm confused with this new diagnosis of Crohns and any information I have I found on my own. I'm frustrating and looking for help!

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MA doctor
by: Lisa

Amanda - i'm glad you're going to try Bruce. And believe me, And I don't know where you live in MA but, personally, I can tell you that traveling 2 hours (even tho it may seem like more at times) ... it's really worth the drive!
Keep in touch and let me know how you make out. My e-mail address is basil87@msn.com... and my name is lisa berkel.
take care

GI Doctor
by: Amanda

I still have not been able to find a GOOD local GI doctor. I did see that Boston had probably the best around. I just hate to have to travel so far. I have been doing alot of reading lately and decided to try fish oil. I have to say...the flare ups are little to none this past month or so. I'm not sure if it's helping or just coincidence. And I have to say... when I told my GI doctor that I was going to try it he LAUGHED in my face! I mean really laughed at me! I want a good doc that that seems like he actually likes his job helping people! I will try the Boston doctor you gave me the number for. Thanks so much!!!

Local doctor
by: Lisa

Amanda - I have been seeing Bruce Sands at Mass Genreal Hospital in Boston. I've been seeing him now for quite some time!! He only deals with Crohns and he's totally awesome!!! You need someone who is understanding and a good listener. Both he and his PA BethAnn have always been incredibly supportive!! I live in the Berkshires and travel 2 hours to see them. His phone number is 617.724.6005. Fell free to tell him (or BethAnn) that I sent you to them. Good luck!

Good Doctors
by: Anonymous

Hi amanda,

Finding a good doctor ( of any form ) is a feat in itself. Im a small town Texas girl and to see anyone "good" meant driving 2 hours and when your in a flare-up.. it feels like an 11 hour drive.

I discovered this and maybe it will be a starting point for you as well:

The CCFA- The Crohn's and Colitis
Foundation of America
1-800-932-2423 or 212-685-3440,
fax 212-779-4098.

They have newsletters to subscribe to, support
groups to join in many areas, information about doctors to see

Website: www.ccfa.org

The following site may not be able to help refer you to any specialist, but its informative:

http://qurlyjoe.bu.edu/cduchome.html

Keep us posted and good luck!


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