GI in Chicago Area

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   Posted 6/13/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just diagnosed with ulcerative proctosigmotitis and was wonderifing if anyone could suggest a GI they like in the Chicago area.
I have read this board often and posted occasionally as my daughter has Crohn's.  However, she does not live in Chicago so I can't use her GI.

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   Posted 6/13/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. David Rubin or Dr. Pekow and The University of Chicago. Dr. David Rubin is Profound and very recognized all over America.
Male, 22. Diagnosed with Crohn's officially since 2001.. Osteoporosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Anemia.

Medications Used: Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, 6-mp, Pentasa, Flagyl, Prednisone, Zifaxan, Entocort,
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), The whole nine.

Currently:, Entocort EC, Vitamin D, Fentanyl 12mcg / 72hrs, TPN, Cardizem
Currently On SSDI

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   Posted 6/14/2010 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are on the north side, Dr. Michael Goldberg is a very good GI in the North Shore University health system.
21 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007

Symptoms currently under control with Humira and a wheat-free, processed food-free diet. Beginning to have symptoms of GERD...

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   Posted 6/14/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Russell Cohen at the U of Chicago.  Any of the doctors at the U of Chicago clinic are preeminent (sp?) and worth the trip. 
You're probably going to be able to get an appt. with a suburban specialist sooner but I would call and make an appt. at the U of Chicago too - and keep it.  These guys are among the best and it can only be to your advantage to see them once every six months - that way when the **ht hits the fan you're able to get in right away and not be considered a new patient who has to either a) wait 3-4 months to get in or b) take the drastic action of showing up at U of C's ER and hope to get admitted through the ER. 

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   Posted 6/14/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
U of C is good for textbook management of IBD. They also do a lot of research and may be offering new kinds of drugs. If you are one of those people who would like to investigate diet, this isn't the place to go. They will feed you the line that diet has nothing to do with decreasing inflammation. I've been to other doctors who say otherwise and are more open minded.
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc

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   Posted 6/18/2010 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your suggestions, which I will have to look into.  Any other suggestions are also welcome.
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