Board certified colon rectal surgeons...looking for a good one!!!!!!!!!

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frogeleita
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   Posted 9/5/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Just found by searching on the mass.gov website..i thought my surgeon was board certified and he is not...he is the practicing general surgeon in the colon rectal office...i thought that was his speciality but it is not..can anyone help me to find someone who practices in that area and is board certified...no wonder i am having so many problems..he couldn't even find a fissure that i found with a flashlight!

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FallColors
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   Posted 9/5/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I too had a dreadfull experience with a general surgeon. My cat could have done a better job and caused less harm to me than he did. Don't know where you are in Mass, but my absolutely excellent colo-rectal surgeon just left DC in April and is now at Tufts University/Hospital in Boston. His name is Bruce Orkin. Very skilled in CD. He was a very senior doctor here in DC at the George Washington University Hospital, which is quite good -- it is where they take the President and Congressmen when they have medical emergencies.

I love him so much I just might make the trip if I need help. He is very skilled - -and he is warm, caring and has a great sense of humor too. My loss is your gain.

I used the Tufts "find a doctor":
http://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/apps/FindAPhysician/Detail.aspx?id=11154

Tufts has his resume on line:
http://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/OurServices/SurgicalServices/OrkinBruce

Please go see him!! I am hoping because he is new at Tufts that he will have space for you. He is very popular.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


frogeleita
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   Posted 9/5/2009 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks fallcolors..i am writing down his info and making the call on Tuesday..i am close to Boston maybe an hour away...not too far and well worth the trip..i need to see someone who can help me manage my pain without drugging me..who cares that i am in constant tears..who will help me when i call at whatever time of the night...and doesn't make me feel like i am a bother..if my doctor could do this the right way...he would never hear from me...ps...you are awesome..i am going to call you" fallcolors to the rescue"!

 crohns/colitis/lupus/hyperthyroidism-seton fistula pentasa -Remicade in process

 


FallColors
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   Posted 9/5/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I pray you can get in to see him! I loved his nursing staff at GW. They were kind and caring -- and available to take my call or even see me. I never felt rushed with Dr. Orkin. And when he saw me the first time I was a total mess from what bad general surgeon did to me. Bad doctor! Bad!!

If you can't get in to see Dr. Orkin right away, see another colo-rectal surgeon at Tufts in the same department. They can consult with Dr. Orkin because they will all be colleagues. Just get an appointment ASAP. Tell the scheduler you are very sick (true) and have been mis-managed by another surgeon (true again). You heard Dr. Orking is there and he specializes in what you need. Beg if you need to! I'm praying for you!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


frogeleita
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   Posted 9/5/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
guess what i already on a saturday called the office and left a message..lets cross our fingers and hope he accepts me as a patient..! thank you hugs*

 crohns/colitis/lupus/hyperthyroidism-seton fistula pentasa -Remicade in process

 


frogeleita
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   Posted 9/5/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks..i will tell them exactly that...and i will beg..because i am desperate...i have been mismanaged...and i won't give up until someone see there can see me...do you know..i just realized..my surgeon performed surgery twice..and never once did anyone run any bloodwork on me..isn't that weird? or run any cat scans or mri's...nothing not even an xray...not to even check if i am anemia..check my white blood cell count..in fact they didn't even want my previous records from my past doctors..doesn't that seem strange?

 crohns/colitis/lupus/hyperthyroidism-seton fistula pentasa -Remicade in process

 


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/6/2009 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe you said mass I dont know what part of MA you are in but in RI at RI colorectal there are a few board cert ones and they are about 1 hour south of boston
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 

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