Hi Fellow Texan, I've been going to Dr Neville Fernandes at TDDC located in Las Colinas. He's been okay but I've been in clinical remission since I started to go to him after my last doctor left the practice and I haven't had many problems. I too learn most of my information from this web site but I am quite knowledgeable about the disease because my daughter also has Crohn's and I learned quite a bit of the technical stuff when she was diagnosed. It is different when it is your own body in rebellion though.
My surgeon for my emegency resection was Dr Stadler and he was awesome.
Have they ever talked to you about Remicade or Humira? I think you are wise to be open to all avenues (whatever they may be). I have had 2 resections (one in 1991 and the other in 2007). I lived many great years and had two children while in remission between the two surgeries. When the Crohn's returned, I did imuran and then remicade (even doubled it) plus humira at the tail end. I had scar tissue by then, but the remicade did make a difference. Maybe if I would have gotten on it sooner . . . who knows? I saw Dr. Persley after my doc (DHAT) consulted with her on my remicade dosages. Finally, I just decided to avoid the middle man and I see her directly now. She is very compassionate and pleasant.
I know how hard it is deal with this disease with children. My heart goes out to you! I hope you can find some relief soon. Be glad you are in the Dallas area. I think there are a lot of good physicians out there. Take care!
Hi :) I've been a member here since my diagnoses but I haven't posted in a long while..I see Dr. Christopher Vesy he's at Baylor downtown dallas and is part of the TDDC. Lets see whether or not he's the best I can't tell you he's only my second GI I got handed over to him because my first one started teaching at Southwestern Medical Univ...wait I don't know if that's the right name of the school (it's the best medical school here??) I haven't slept in a VERY long time. Anyways Dr. Vesy is very easy going trusts my opinion lets me call in with issues and always calls me personally for results and questions...even on nights and weekends if I had to call his emergency number.
I didn't know there were so many people on this site from the area...i don't feel so lonely anymore lol ;)
take care let me know if u need more info