My doc is actually in the process of weaning me off the Remicade and is going to leave me just on the Aza. However, he is not going to let me go completely off the Remicade until Humira is approved for UC. This way - in case I have a flare up again while on the just the Aza - I'll have a fall-back plan if the Remicade won't work the second time around. I'm now going for Remicade at about 12-14 week intervals and am overall doing fine.
Mitz - many good docs don't accept insurance. My GI does not. However, my insurance will reimburse me for the visit. It's just like visiting out of network docs. For me it's worth it because I still get covered at 80/20 and I get to see the doctor I want.
Keith - will your insurance reimburse you for the cost of the surgery even if you use an out of network doctor?