Posted 7/4/2011 1:15 PM (GMT -6)
If my disease remains relatively dormant I get scoped every 2 years. I know, beyond a certain age, some docs want one every year. I think it's a combination of the risk factors & the activity level of your disease. Some docs also want to start from scratch so they know exactly what they are dealing with as opposed to looking at pictures from 1 year prior taken by another doc. Regardless, you should never feel obligated to your doc. If the doc takes offense to questions or requestes for alternative treatments, that doc is not for you. I have been through several different docs so I know how scary it is to switch when you've established a comfort level. If need be, you will find another doctor that you nare happy with. Keep the faith.