My husband goes to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and I am EXTREMELY impressed and pleased with what they have done so far in conjunction with our local GI. If you have the option of going there I wouldn't hesitate one bit. If you are at a standstill with your current course of treatment you need another opinion and intervention. If for nothing else to confirm what your current Dr is doing for you.
My husband's local Dr was fine and doing everything by the book but also suggested and wanted him to get some additional intervention. By the time we got into the Mayo clinic the imuran was starting to turn things around. The Mayo still helped in changing some of the meds, increasing the dose and really did an amazing thorough job going through all my husband's medical records. His Dr at Mayo feels confident that his local Dr is providing good care and consequently we see her regularly and go to Mayo every 6 months for follow up as they are both treating him in conjunction with each other. We are lucky I think.
They are the ones who found a note about
the H Pylori that had been overlooked in some of his records which we knew nothing about
It was worth the inconvenience, additional expense and time to have them involved in his care as it was also very reassuring.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month