Anyone in the SF area?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 9/26/2007 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm currently going to a Dr. Uma Mahadaven at UCSF. I'm looking for a different doctor to get a thrid opinion. Anyone in the San Francisco area that has a great doc?
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
Just got off of Entocort (too many side effects) and Cipro. I'm now trying the Maker's Diet as well as a bunch of vitamins and probiotics. Let's hope this helps a bit!
This site is great for support.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 9/27/2007 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I see Dr. Stephen Pardys. He's a very good GI and I have been happy with him. He often consults with Dr. Jeffrey Aron who is supposedly one of the CD experts in San Francisco. He used to be president of the CCFA. I saw him when I was in the hospital in July.
Either would be a good consult.
Good luck.
Dx with Crohn's Colitis July 2007
37 yr old working Mom with two beautiful little girls (2 and 4)
Prednisone (down to 10 mg), Asacol (4800mg), Vicadin, Imitrix and Ambien as needed
Just starting probiotics - Florastor (500mg)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:07 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,895,081 posts in 317,766 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157368 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, lovelyladyrosie.
272 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
BigMak, VeroMom, Dahlias, Pirouette, Girlie, garyi, Tim Tam

About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest
©1996-2017 LLC  All Rights Reserved.