Who's the best doctor at University of Chicago? Dr Hanauer?

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bellski
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   Posted 6/23/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm getting ready to call for my second opinion appointment.  I am in no hurry to get in.  Who do you think I should try to get in with?  I was thinking that Dr. Steven Hanauer who wrote that article I read might be a good one.  Please let me know any or all opinions.  Thanks, Bellski
 
PS. Do you think I have to tell my current GI that I am getting a second opinion?  My family doctor also has all of my records and he could probably give me a referral if needed.  I am not even sure if I need a referral.  I am weird and feel funny like I am cheating on my current GI or don't trust him enough.....lol.   If I like U of C better, that will be my real doc anyhow.
 
Thanks again!
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1,         Canasax X 2 Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
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bellski
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   Posted 6/23/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Pushing this to the top, sorry
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1,         Canasax X 2 Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


kb5
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   Posted 6/23/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hanauer is very good and was reccommended by a nurse in my GIs office as a second opinion.

If you are looking in the suburbs i whole heartedly reccommend Northwest Gastrointerology in Arlington Heights. Dr. Scwhartz or Cohen specifically though i have seen several there int he past ten years. They have other ofices as well but are mainly in the burbs.

If I were going for another opinion it would be Hanauer.

My experience is that docs don't care as much about a second opinion but i always reassure them that i don't have a problem with them but i just feel i need a second opinion.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
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bellski
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   Posted 6/23/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kelly, I could go to Arlington Heights easily, I grew up in Mt. Prospect and my family is there. I live in the south suburbs. Is there any particular one you like best and can you tell me anything more about them? I am so confused, not sure what to do. I have heard that Univ. of Chic. is top notch when it come to UC. Thanks for the input, it all helps. Take Care, Lori
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1,         Canasax X 2 Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


bellski
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   Posted 6/24/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have decided to go with Dr. Hanauer at the University of Chicago. From what I've read, he's pretty good. If I like him, I will keep him as my main doctor. They are calling me back to schedule a date, might be Oct. or Nov. Meanwhile, I will do what I think I'm suppose to do and keep a journal etc. My insurance doesn't even need a referral I found out, so my current GI won't even know. I'll keep you posted. Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1,         Canasax X 2 Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


bellski
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   Posted 6/24/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, couldn't get in 'til Nov. 12th. Hope it's worth the wait. (O:
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1,         Canasax X 2 Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 

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