Doctor recommendation in or near NJ

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Illini
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   Posted 12/14/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

In the next few weeks I will finally leave Illinois. I will be moving to central New Jersey and am looking for gastro recommendations. I am willing to travel across NJ, and Philadelphia / NYC are also possible.

Feel free to reply here or e-mail me.

Thanks :-)
July 2007 Drug-Induced Liver Injury
January 2008 Crohn's Ileitis
Currently trying... Enteral Nutrition, VSL#3, Primadophilus Reuteri, Folic Acid


ERANJO
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   Posted 12/15/2009 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I live in southern NJ, and my GI Doc is in Philadelphia, at Pennsylvania Hospital.
His name is Dr Fran Dufrayne, very nice, very good doctor, down to earth, you can talk to him, hes not one of those stuffed shirt kind of doctors...
You can also try University of Pennsylvania Hospital, I hear Dr Lichtenstein is awesome, he is a Crohns specialist...I personally havent switched to him, cause I am comfortable with Dr Dufrayne.  I'm sure there are docs closer to where you are gonna be moving, but good luck with your search....
 
Kelly

JavaJay
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   Posted 12/15/2009 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
If your willing to go to NYC then you can try Dr. Johnathan Potack at Mt Sinai.  He is really good and Mt Sinai does a lot of research in IBD and Crohns.  If you need more info on him, email me.

36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
 
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009


LauryLu
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   Posted 12/17/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I go to Patricia Kozuch at Jefferson. I have travelled all over far and wide and was NEVER happy with dr's unitl I found her - she is excellent!!!! Caring, open-minded, explains everything in a down to earth manner, , is very up to date with her knowledge (she goes to the latest conferences) emails back immediately when I have questions or problems even when she is not in office and on weekends....runs all the proper tests, great hospital/office as well!
27 yo Female, Crohn's, stricturing type- terminal illeum.
Diagnosed at 6...symptoms at age 2
Bal-resection 1998
history of prednisone, antibiotics, Asacol, Prilosec, Pentasa, 6mp, Imuran, Remicade, LDN, Entocort, Humira...


LauryLu
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   Posted 12/17/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry I didn't mention that Jefferson is in Philadelphia. I live Central Shore area of NJ and it takes me just under an hour and a half to get there.
27 yo Female, Crohn's, stricturing type- terminal illeum.
Diagnosed at 6...symptoms at age 2
Bal-resection 1998
history of prednisone, antibiotics, Asacol, Prilosec, Pentasa, 6mp, Imuran, Remicade, LDN, Entocort, Humira...


Veebo
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   Posted 12/18/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Dr. Lichtenstein or Dr. Osterman at University Hospital in Philadelphia. You could also check out the Princeton Healthcare System.

Crohnie08
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   Posted 12/21/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Illini,
I would absolutely recommend seeing Dr. Maser at Mt. Sinai. I think Mt. Sinai is an excellent resource for our disease and after leaving two other doctors I finally feel at ease with her.

Good luck with the move!
25 year old Female


jurisdiva
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   Posted 1/6/2010 12:21 AM (GMT -7)   
After having a disasterous experience with a gastro named Dr. Leo Katz at Jefferson University Hospital (all my scopes had to be redone bc he only took TWO biopsies during a colonoscopy) I got a recommendation to go to Middlesex/Monmouth Gastroenterology and specifically Dr. Geller (I also live in Central NJ). I have only been seeing him for two months but have found him very responsive - he actually calls you back the day you call him, and treats you like a human being. I do not know if he is a crohns specialist or not.
25 year old woman


water man
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   Posted 1/8/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I would recommend Dr Blair Lewis from NYC. He is a great doctor also with Mt. Siani . He had something to do with the camera pill . He is also very good with the scopes and highly respected .
had crohns disease since 1977 ---4 surgeries and currently on humira


Illini
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   Posted 1/10/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all the info! I am still in the middle of unpacking and prepping for job interviews, but I am going to look into your recommendations as soon as I can.
July 2007 Drug-Induced Liver Injury
January 2008 Crohn's Ileitis
Currently trying... Enteral Nutrition, VSL#3, Primadophilus Reuteri, Folic Acid


water man
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   Posted 1/10/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Illini let us know which one you choose! Goodluck unpacking and settling into the East Coast.
had crohns disease since 1977 ---4 surgeries and currently on humira

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