Anyone in the SF area?

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   Posted 9/26/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm currently going to a Dr. Uma Mahadaven at UCSF. I'm looking for a different doctor to get a thrid opinion. Anyone in the San Francisco area that has a great doc?
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
Just got off of Entocort (too many side effects) and Cipro. I'm now trying the Maker's Diet as well as a bunch of vitamins and probiotics. Let's hope this helps a bit!
This site is great for support.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/27/2007 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I see Dr. Stephen Pardys. He's a very good GI and I have been happy with him. He often consults with Dr. Jeffrey Aron who is supposedly one of the CD experts in San Francisco. He used to be president of the CCFA. I saw him when I was in the hospital in July.
Either would be a good consult.
Good luck.
Dx with Crohn's Colitis July 2007
37 yr old working Mom with two beautiful little girls (2 and 4)
Prednisone (down to 10 mg), Asacol (4800mg), Vicadin, Imitrix and Ambien as needed
Just starting probiotics - Florastor (500mg)

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