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   Posted 12/16/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had GI problems for several years now but recently they have gotten worse and include extreme chills, constant nausea and weight loss since I have little to no appetite. I've tried to control my issues with diet but haven't been successful lately. I just moved to Chicago and was wondering if anyone had recommendations for a GI doctor who will take someone who has NOT been diagnosed. I have found several highly recommended ones but they require that you have been diagnosed with Crohn's or colitis. I want to make sure that I start off with someone knowledgeable and compassionate. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. (28 yr old female)

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   Posted 12/16/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the top Crohns specialists in the country is Dr. Stephen Hanauer at the U. of Chicago. I don't know if he is
available for new patients, but I would bet that anyone in that GI group at the U of C would be good -- it is one of the top clinical trial centers for digestive diseases.

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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank Mike! I actually tried to get an appointment with Dr. Hanauer today and wasn't able to since I haven't been diagnosed with Crohns. Maybe one of his associated would see me though so I will try back tomorrow. It's good to know that I was starting in the right place though.

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   Posted 12/16/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been to Hanauer. He's pretty good but kind of abrasive. He'll probably get pissed if you don't listen to him. Right now I go to Ece Mutlu at Rush. She's definitely a very nice person and is willing to work with you to come to a compromise.
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
SCD since 4/09
Remicade since 6/09
Boswellia + Acidophilus

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