I live in a really small town, so I don't have the option of an IBD specialist so I see a regular GI. He is a super nice guy, but I did go and get a second opinion at a major medical center from an IBD specialist prior to my re-section when I was having bowel obstructions.
If I had a choice I would pick an IBD specialist, but the individual doctor and his/her personality, knowledge base and office management makes a huge difference. I have a lot of difficulty with the receptionist at my GI's office, but I've gotten good at getting around her
Good luck with finding a good doc!
59 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Dx. with c.difficile 1/12, 10/14, 11/15, 1/16. Fecal transplant on 2/24/16, and so far, no more c.diff!
5/20/14: Ileo-colic resection surgery after stricturing and partial bowel obstruction.
Not currently on any Crohn's meds and in remission, but struggling with bad IBS.