I see Uma, thanks to Old Hat's recommendation. She is good and not one of those "old stuffy men" that so many GIs are...haha. But, she is still a doctor. Doctor's live and breath scientific fact and base things on studies, so if you are looking for someone that is going to tell you to go for a lot of non-traditional treatments, I would not describe her that way, though I haven't really discussed that with her so I can't say she wouldn't at least hear you out. I have relatively minor UC so I haven't had to see her that much(only 2 visits) but I do like her and drive all the way from San Jose to see her. The thing I love the absolute MOST about
her is she actually checks and responds to e-mail and very quickly. So it isn't like you have to wait to get an appointment to get help asap. I find that when my flare is starting I need to catch it quickly and up meds or change meds and she doesn't mind answering by e-mail and calling prescript
ions into your pharamacy. Not sure what insurance she takes. I have Aetna. Good luck Neighbor! Nice to see someone from the bay area on here.
Officially Diagnosed with UC in June 2003. Have had stomach issues since 1989. Unknown if they are related or not. Have mild/moderate UC. Have had 4 flares, the last one caused by hormones from stopping breastfeeding. Currently back in remission! Only taking 6 Asacol a day. Will take Rowasa enemas as needed. Colozal did not work for me. Luckily my UC is relatively minor and responds well to meds, but man do those flares hurt!