I live in upstate NY in a my small city 4 hours north west of NYC, and all the GIs here seem to have a one track mind.... humira, humira, and more HUMIRA. They think that any other treatment is totally worthless, and biologics are the only way to go. By the way they seem to push these drugs, I almost think they are getting a commission from the drug company for each person they put on the drug.
Matter of fact, one GI even said that ascol and pentassa are nothing but a scam and are 100% worthless for dealing with crohns. He also said diet and food have absolutely nothing to do with managing the disease or it's symptoms, and the only way to put crohns in complete remission is HUMRA. He was even so bold as to say, if you got on humira, you will be able to eat anything you ever wanted to eat, and never never again have to worry about pain or discomfort.
My question is, if you found a good GI who you liked and felt comfortable with, how far would you drive to see him. One hour,,,two hours,,,three hours,,,,? Does anyone here drive a long ways to see thier GI?