Good Doctor in Houston?

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jwp8710
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I have IBS and was looking for a good doctor to maybe explore things more and get better.
 
Compared to some stories on here I think I am relatively in good shape. I have IBS-D and can manage pretty well based off safe foods. For instance my wife and I spent 2 weeks traveling through Europe and it was relatively stress free thanks to a couple Immodium once a week or so and sticking to ham and cheese sandwiches and no alcohol every where we went. I also have great friends who know my illness so they don't really mind anymore if I just sit there and chat while they have a meal, because they know it's just what I have to do.
 
I have seen a gastro doctor in Houston before but I didn't really like him. He didn't seem like he had a firm plan of action to really help me. He just did a sigmoidoscopy which he said was completely healthy and that is all, but then never really recommended much. I like a doctor that has a plan of action like: "First we will test for this, if that comes back negative, then we can explore this, and from there we can do this...etc."
 
Anyway, I am just interested in maybe going a bit further to see if there is anything that can help me a bit more. I am motivated because my wife and I are trying to have a baby and I really don't want my IBS to get in the way of being the absolute best father I can be.
 
Any recommendations of good doctors in the Houston area?

jwp8710
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to mention that currently I am on no medication at all. I use Immodium (sometimes more than I should) and just avoid things like fried food, peppers, soft cheeses, etc. to manage things on my own.

dbab
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jwp,

Naming doctors on the website is usually not a good idea. I live in Houston so if you want to email me (my email link is in the envelope under my name), I would be happy to give you his name and number. I have been happy with him so far.

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7Lil
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   Posted 7/9/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jwp,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
I'm in CA so I can't help you with a doc... BUT, may I suggest you take probiotics? It will definitely help with the D and maybe you'll need Imodium less. I've noticed that since I've been taking probiotics ritually my attacks are far less.
Good luck!
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TexasJen
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   Posted 7/9/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Dr. Dennis Toland, NW side of town. God love him!
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but living with my wonderful husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 2 gold fish. 


dbab
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   Posted 7/9/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Jen.... That's my doc too!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
"Des"
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TexasJen
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   Posted 7/9/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
ROFL! Small world ain't it?! I've seen Dennis for 10 years, and he is my absolute favorite doc of all time. Bent over backward trying to help me, and admitted it when he couldn't. Just an all-around good man, isn't he?
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but living with my wonderful husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 2 gold fish. 


dbab
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   Posted 7/9/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree... great doc!! I have been going to him for 5 years and he is great. He is so caring too and makes you feel comfortable. (and he lets you use Visicol for your preps!!! :-) )
"Des"
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements


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TexasJen
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   Posted 7/9/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL! Yeah, he's really good about letting the patient choose the prep. He's also the only gastro doc I'll let near me with a scope. I kept refusing colonoscopy in the hospital because the first one I had with a different doc was so completely awful. He told me he promised I wouldn't feel a thing, and if I did, I could punch him. I was pretty buffed up back then, so lucky for him, I didn't know a thing. LOL! Don't know what I'll do when he retires - that thought just strikes terror in my heart!
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but living with my wonderful husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 2 gold fish. 


dbab
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   Posted 7/9/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Scopes have been a breeze with him for me. I know... and he probably will retire soon. :(
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements


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jwp8710
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   Posted 7/10/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the tip! I might just have to give him a shot.
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