I live in Portland, OR, but when I was in the Prochymal trial, I saw Dr. William Putnum. He is great... In fact, I ended up seeing a few other doctors there (Read, Kock and Borohfoush) for quick checks and they were all knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. The entire staff at Seattle Gastroenterology Seattle portion of the Puget Sound Gastro) was comforting and supportive -- from the front desk to the IV nurses in the endo rooms to the doctors.
--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl