When I need an RX renewal or have a symptom, I talk to her nurse, she checks with the doc and calls me back about
what she'll prescribe. If I wanted a routine check, it would probably be 6 weeks out or so. In probably 5 years I've only seen her when I've scheduled a colonoscopy (she had told me to try to have one every year or so but try to wait until I am feeling pretty good so it doesn't set me back).
It works for me. I assume she is busy with patients with urgent needs and ones that are hospitalized and would be there for me in that case.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.