Best GI Doctor in Boston

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wednesday77
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   Posted 6/22/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have a GI dr in the Boston/MA area who is just fantastic and great?  I need to get better.  I need a new doctor.
32 yr old Female
Crohn's Colitis
DX 12/06
 
Currently on Remicade, Oxycodone, Protonix, trying to remember to take Multivitamin and Calcium, need to start taking Probiotics and Omega 3-6-9
 
Presently healing from a flare and 2 week hospital stay, during which abcess was drained by surgeon


wednesday77
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   Posted 6/23/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I KNOW there are lots of people here from New England, someone has got to to be bursting at the seams to brag about their fabulous doctor. :)

32 yr old Female
Crohn's Colitis
DX 12/06
 
Currently on Remicade, Oxycodone, Protonix, trying to remember to take Multivitamin and Calcium, need to start taking Probiotics and Omega 3-6-9
 
Presently healing from a flare and 2 week hospital stay, during which abcess was drained by surgeon


Chris B.
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   Posted 6/23/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
My doc. Top notch.

http://www.massgeneral.org/gastroenterology/staff/Korzenik.html

CrohnieYogi
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   Posted 6/25/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Corey Siegal is in new hampshire and is really good.  also, Bruce Sands is in Boston.  good luck finding a dr.

Beth75
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   Posted 6/25/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
check out this website for the Chron's and Colitis Center in Boston, I will be going for a 2nd opinion there, not sure who I will see next. My friend's Dad goes there has UC and got on a Humira trial (not FDA approved for us UC'ers yet) and is doing really well.

http://www.massgeneral.org/GASTROENTEROLOGY/clinical/crohns_colitis.html
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


nhmas
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   Posted 6/25/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same doctor as Chris B, Korzenik.  I recommend him highly. I've spoken of him recently here:
 
 
Mary
 
 
Diagnosed with UC in 1992 (Left Sided - first few flares, Pancolitis 3rd flare). 
10 year remission
Flaring on and off since Jan 2005, currently suspected to have Crohn's
Current medications: Weekly MTX injections, monthly B12 injections, Calcium, Folic Acid, Xifaxan
Past Medications:  All 5ASA oral medications except Dipentum (no effect), Immuran (toxic reaction), Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Bactrim (sulfa drug allergy), Augmentin, Rowasa, Cortifoam, Cortenema.
 


Zanne
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   Posted 6/25/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I see several doctors in the Boston area. One at BI, Dr Cheifetz, he's very good, but hard to get in to see. I also have a friend who sees him and thinks he is very good. I see a more local doctor, Dr Fefferman, in Stoneham MA. I think he is Fabulous. Both doctors trained together so they have no problem talking and consulting about treatment plans. I think this gives me the best of both worlds. I have access to all the high tech stuff at a major medical hospital and the head of GI, but when I need to see my GI, like right NOW, I can get an appointment ASAP and not have to wait months.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Illy
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   Posted 6/25/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Does Korzenik answer emails?  I sent him one a few weeks back and never got a response.

nhmas
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   Posted 6/25/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   

I've only emailed him once and it was at his request.  He responded within an hour.  I have no experience with emailing him or anyone in his office other than that.

Mary


Diagnosed with UC in 1992 (Left Sided - first few flares, Pancolitis 3rd flare). 
10 year remission
Flaring on and off since Jan 2005, currently suspected to have Crohn's
Current medications: Weekly MTX injections, monthly B12 injections, Calcium, Folic Acid, Xifaxan
Past Medications:  All 5ASA oral medications except Dipentum (no effect), Immuran (toxic reaction), Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Bactrim (sulfa drug allergy), Augmentin, Rowasa, Cortifoam, Cortenema.
 


sparkn
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Total Posts : 273
   Posted 6/25/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I go to Dr. Sonia Friedman at Brigham & Women's Hospital. She is great, responds quickly, smart, her main interest is Crohn's, she is amazing.
Crohn's Disease since 1991, 2 rounds of ng tube feeding, Ileostomy since 1993, Proctectomy in 1997, several resectionings & stoma revisions, many blockages and a few abscesses and surgery to remove them. Medications used at one point...prednisone, 6MP, Flagyl, Asacol, Pentasa, Imuran, Methotrexate


Happiness is a journey not a destination - Souza

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