Greenspan is great too, I had Dr Kalmawitz initially when I was admitted back in February. It was when I was Dx with the perforation. He decided it would all get better on Cipro and Flagyl...My PCP was pissed that no Sx was dont the night they discovered the perforation. I did meet Dr Shah that night in the ER too he was the one who said I was going to need Sx. My PCP called the colorectal surgeon and said if she doesnt get Sx today I am having her transferred to RI Hospital. Needless to say Kalmawitz is the youngest in the practice but those ABs were never going to heal the perforation and the peritonitis I NEEDED surgery. That was why I said get shah. He is one of the directors for CCFA and he is the best Crohn's speciallist in New England. I use to see a doc affiliated with RI hospital he was the 1 who didnt believe I was in a flare even with hard medical evidence. Yes I had greenspan when he is on call and I was in the hospital, Spector is great too. Just please be leary if Kalmawitz ended up as my Doc and my PCP didnt push for the Sx I may be in a much worse situation. I may not even be here. I often wonder if I would have had as many complications had they performed surgery the night of the discovery of the perforation rather than waiting a good 36 hours later. Gratned I needed the ABs anyway for the peritonitis, Had the surgery been done sooner they could have cleaned the abd cavity out sooner maybe not allowing my temp to get to be 104.
So yes there are other great GIs in the office but as a woman who is longing to begin a family I think I have found the best doctor for my situation. He does many studies and holds conferences about
CD meds the safety and efficacy while pregnant. Also he is young too he is about
40 where as my other GI was in his 60s...the 1 that didnt believe me and kept telling me you dont want kids...the old one I had kept pushing the issue back.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987