This is SO what I thought...and was afraid of.
debilitated: have you seen her personally? Or just looked her up and saw the good ratings? Not sure if she is a "preferred provider" thru my insurance, but will check it out.
gypsyfp: Thanks for the info. I will look into them also. I have never even heard of a fistulogram, let alone had one done. Never had a small bowel follow thru either. My GI has never even LOOKED down there! (I guess he had to when he did my scope though, hunh?) My anal fistula developed after my resection in July and he just takes my word that its there.
My main worry is ME! I know me, if I don't have a good Dr to stay on top of this, keep me on track and be more proactive I will try to revert back to "just dealing with it." I know, ultimately, my health is my responsibility and with having the resection and hearing that I have a very severe case that involves almost of all of the small bowel and colon, I need to be more responsible about taking care of this. It would just be nice to find someone who will actually TALK to me about what's going on instead of do this or take that.
I work in a mental health facility and I talked to our Psychiatrist about refilling my Klonopin since my previous Dr is no longer covered on my insurance. He also told me that there were very few good GI Drs here in Vegas. Said most of them were more interested in sending patients in for scopes every 6 months since that was where the money was. A patient came in so I didn't get a chance to ask him if he knew of any GOOD ones.
Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it!