I originally went to the Crohn's and Colitis Center for a consultation setup by my previous GI. They originally set it up for a General GI at MGH, so they had to cancel. Initially, when they sent my records to the Crohn's and Colitis Center, noone called. My previous GI had to remind them or resend records or something, not sure what. After that, they called and set up an appt and I got in within 2 months.
A few months after my consultation, I decided to change GI's. I called the Crohn's and Colitis Center and they scheduled me for a follow up appt. It seems that initially it is hard to schedule an appt, but once you are in it's easy.
I wasn't given the choice of Dr's. I was scheduled with Dr Korzenik. I'm not sure if you can request him or not. Beth Anne, his NP, is very good and most likely would place you with the right doctor. I've heard Dr Sands is very good as well, so I don't think you can go wrong either way.
Diagnosed with UC in 1992 (Left Sided - first few flares, Pancolitis 3rd flare).
10 year remission
Flaring on and off since Jan 2005, currently suspected to have Crohn's
Current medications: Weekly MTX injections, monthly B12 injections, Calcium, Folic Acid, Xifaxan
All 5ASA oral medications except Dipentum (no effect), Immuran (toxic reaction), Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Bactrim (sulfa drug allergy), Augmentin, Rowasa, Cortifoam, Cortenema.