Does anyone have a GI that they recommend in the dc/annapolis/baltimore area

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   Posted 12/10/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
my gi is far away from where i live and i am looking at other options. i would appreciate any info on someone that is compassionate, well informed and willing to think outside the box

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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 12/11/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Survivor49,

I'm in DC and my GI is Dr. Allen Ginsberg at George Washington University Hospital (Medical Faculty Associates) in Georgetown. Dr. Ginsberg and Dr. Orkin (my colorectal surgeon -- also at GW) both saved my life. Dr. Ginsberg and Dr. Orkin specialize in IBD and both are very busy. I think Dr. Ginsberg is a conservative Doc who takes CD symptoms seriously and I think he has seen it all. If you can't get in with Dr. Ginsberg, the other GI Docs are also good. I like University/Teaching Hospital Docs because they are paid a salary rather than by the procedure (i.e., they don't need to operate in order to get paid) and they tend to collaborate more with their peers (being teachers, they share knowledge). There is a Metro stop a block away from the Medical Faculty Associates building and a parking garage below the building.

Hope you find someone!
Diagnosed early 2007 with rectal Crohn's.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulas with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP.

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   Posted 12/12/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you, fall colors- i went to school at gw so know where it is. i will try him

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   Posted 12/15/2008 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Fall Colors and Guy . . .

I just had my ileostomy reversal surgery with Dr. Orkin, he's terrific. I live up in Takoma Park, MD, so I have been seeing the Docs at Capitol Gastroenterology up in Silver Spring for over 10 years now (I have had crohns for over 30 years). Dr. Finkel is my guy and he's a great gastro guy . . .

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   Posted 12/15/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Take a look at Metropolitan Gastro Group ( with offices in dc and chevy chase. Been going there for 5 years. In addition to the regular practice, they have a research practice with clinical trials, so docs are up on latest therapies.
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