Hi Lew, there are a ton of great GI's in the chicagoland area. Some of the best are here. If you are looking into the city try Dr. Hanauer at University of Chicago. It's a great hospital and i'm sure there are many others there but Hanauer is the name i've heard most. In the suburbs I have a great GI with a great group. I go to northwest gastro in arlington heights but they have several offices. I see Dr. Schwartz but have seen several others in his practice. Been going there ten years and have no complaints. Other names there are Dr. Cohen and Dr. White. There are a few of us Chicagoans here so i'm sure others will chime in. Good luck!
Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, started at 60 mg 1/07, 15 mg pred, down to 10 mg 1/11/08...down to 10/5...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Taken off of Imuran temporarily 1/11/08-back on 1/16/08 now at 150mg imuran
waiting to be scheduled for remicade.
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.