Minnesota GI recommendation

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Ivan Poopin
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   Posted 2/10/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I am looking for an awesome GI doctor in Minnesota.  Distance will not be an issue if highly recommended and one that can be trusted.  I just had my second GI doctor move out of state. 

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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I see a peds GI right now but I have a cousin who's husband sees Dr. Vargo at MN GI's Sloan office in Maplewood and likes him. If you go to this website http://www.mngastro.com/mngi.nsf/our_practice/providers.html you can read the physicians bios and stuff. I'm in the process of finding an adult GI because mine is giving me the boot now that I'm 20 and been in remission for 3 years so I'm kind of in the same boat. I'm trying to chose one who has an interest in IBDs and experience with them. I REALLY wish my current GI was an adult doctor cuz I'd recommend him in a heartbeat!!!!
20 year old college student diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16
Remission since January/April 2006
400mg Asacol 2x, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD

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   Posted 2/11/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Mayo Clinic?

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   Posted 2/11/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I would highly recommend Minnesota Gastroenterolgy also.

Ive been seeing these doctors for over 15 years. I would recommend Dr. Tombers in the Bloomington/Maplewood office if you can get into him. I went to him for over 10 years, but just switched because I wanted to go the Plymouth office since it was closer to where I live. So I now see Dr. McCabe. I've also seen Dr. John Allen. All 3 have been great!

Hope this helps.
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Pentasa - 4 - 500mgs /day
Accupuncture with herbal supplements
Canasa when needed

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   Posted 2/11/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
What part of Minnesota are you in? I go to a GI in La Crosse, WI that I like. It's right across the Mississippi from Minnesota.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen

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