Looking for a doctor in Philly area

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KSpace
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 7/29/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I just moved to the Princeton, NJ area and am looking for a UC specialist around here or near philly. I hear UPENN has a great program. Do any of you have any experiences with doctors from PENN? or around princeton, NJ?
15 cm left sided colitis
Lialda 4.8 gms since Feb '08.
Stopped Rowasa.
Multivitamin
Vitamin D 400 IU daily
Folate 400 IU daily


Christine1946
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   Posted 7/29/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
     I live in Bellmawr, NJ (exit 3 of the turnpike).  I have a regular GI doctor whom I have been seeing since being diagnosed eleven years ago.  He just referred me to a Dr. Liechenstein at the Univ of PA hospital in Philly because my doctor is at the limitation of treatment for me.  Seems my flares are occuring more frequently (ulcerative proctitis).  Currently I am taking 25 mgm of prednisone (tapering from 40 mgm at 5 mgm per week), 100 mgm of 6MP, Colazal (nine capsules daily), Cort enemas nightly and Canasa suppository in the morning.  I seem to be getting better but slow process.  The side effects of the prednisone and 6MP are horrible...insomnia, heartburn (taking Nexium while on prednisone), extreme fatigue.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.


Blue5
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   Posted 7/30/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in Yardley, PA and I go to a doctor at UPenn.  She is great!  She has written about UC too.  Her name is Dr. Abrerra - here is the phone number to make an appt 215-349-8222 and here is a link that tells you about her
 
 
I would highly recommend her.  Let me know if you have any questions. 
 
Blue5

KSpace
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 8/2/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you guys for the excellent suggestions.
15 cm left sided colitis
Lialda 4.8 gms since Feb '08.
Stopped Rowasa.
Multivitamin
Vitamin D 400 IU daily
Folate 400 IU daily

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