Looking for an English Speaking Bowel/Gastro-Doctor in Paris, France

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fuzzylogic
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   Posted 8/28/2008 12:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know of a good doctor that specializes in bowel diseases in Paris France. It would help if he/she speaks English as well! Any help would be appreciated.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/28/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't help you there but do you have travel insurance? You can often get a translator for medical issues either through the hospital, through your travel insurance company or even through the embassy. Since this seems like more of an ongoing problem than an emergency I am not certain if the embassy would help you. But in the event the best doc you can find only speaks French, try to bring a translator to help where the language issue becomes a barrier. If you are studying abroad there may even be bilingual faculty members that could help.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


fuzzylogic
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   Posted 8/28/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes you are probably right that I should bring a translator. Actually, my husband is French and I am therefore entitled to full (free!) health care (and his translational help -- the problem is, most doctors are only open during working hours when he is at work). We just moved to Paris and before choosing a random doctor (with whom I will most likely/unfortunately have a long relationship with) I was hoping to find one with experience in treating UC. Anyone out there with any knowledge of experienced doctors in Paris?? Thank you!

petittarte
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   Posted 8/28/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know of any doctors in France but understand that they are some very good one that specialize in IBD. I used to work for a French company and was told that there are a lot of crohns cases there and crohns research is very big in France. Why not contact the French CCF office?
Jodi

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