Know of a GREAT GI doc in WA (kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle..)

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Ouch101
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   Posted 1/31/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Help! I need a GI doc for a backup. My GI doctor thought I was totally unreasonable about asking to set up a Miralax prep as a back up plan because I cannot control my gag reflex to stuff that tastes nasty--I had to skip my first colonoscopy two years ago cuz I started heaving the Fleet up.

I didn't think it was unreasonable to ask, do YOU? So many people on this forum have done it and have had clear results. GRRrr! mad
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   Posted 1/31/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again, Ouch... I did a clinical trial for a stem cell med up there and really liked the GI I saw for that. His name is William Putnum at Seattle Gastroenterology. The office staff was all really good. Might be a good starting point.
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Ouch101
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   Posted 1/31/2010 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
ooh!! thank you!!
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randynoguts
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   Posted 2/1/2010 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
i can tell ya about some in tacoma...if ya want to drive that far
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   Posted 2/1/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I REALLY like my GI, but I'm up in Mount Vernon....probably too far also! Shoot me an email if you want his info.
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newfoundsun
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   Posted 2/1/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
If you have any desire to see a Naturopath I would highly suggest Dr. John Catanzaro (sp?) in Mountlake Terrace.  He has active Crohn's, so understands us!
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Ouch101
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   Posted 2/1/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't afford a naturopath... and yes, all the other docs are way too far. :( I was looking at all the docs around my place and they all say general GI stuff...plus IBS but none say anything about crohns or allergies. IF I do have a disease, I want a doc who treats MANY ppl with it so that he has some knowledge and feedback about what works. Plus I like to know for other ppl dealing w/stuff. Again.. I'v gone to two docs, both MORE than willing to hand out IBS w/out scopes done and totally disagreed w/me that OBVIOUSLY going off of gluten has done wonders for me....but it hasn't fixed a lot of other stuff. (I got weird blood results back from gluten and know one will explain to me or listen when I ask them some very obvious questions).... My cronic migraines have gone--except for the monthly one (hormones) and now that I know what food to order, I can go out to restaurants and not get sick...like, IMMEDIATELY sick after eating like I used to... but they think it's a fluke and probably has nothing to do w/gluten free diet...not to mention I've gained a few pounds in weight too. Why are they like this!!! I don't want crohns--NOT at all--but I want help. Apparently it's too much to ask.
2,000 Vit D3 daily, 500 calcium... fibromyalgia, osteopenia, supra ventricular tachi cardia, low iron, low B12, gluten intolerant, .... colonoscopy scheduled for March


newfoundsun
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   Posted 2/1/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
You could try the Digestive Disease Center at the UW.  I didn't like the doctor there that I saw, but that's what they do.  I found them very fast to make a diagnosis and give out drugs.  Just a thought...
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Ouch101
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
THANK you! :D
2,000 Vit D3 daily, 500 calcium... fibromyalgia, osteopenia, supra ventricular tachi cardia, low iron, low B12, gluten intolerant, .... colonoscopy scheduled for March

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