As far as finding a good doc, how about checking with the CCFA and seeing as to recommendations they might make?
Many doctors unfortunately don't believe in the diet-disease connection.
My GI told me I could eat whatever I wanted as long as it wasn't spicy, ha.
He also told me he didn't believe in probiotics, but agreed to giving them to me (after some pleading on my part).
But I have to share with you that I have found many things to be very helpful:
1) probiotics - VSL #3 is great, but if you can get your doc to write you script for VSL #3DS it might be covered by your insurance with a small copay
2) has your doc checked your vit. d3 levels? I bet they are low
3) supplements that are very helpful: L-Glutamine amino acid powder, slippery elm powder
4) diet modification - especially gluten and dairy free - can make a huge difference for many of us
5) start a food journal
6) are you on any rectal meds?
There are things IMO that you can control, which will have a direct impact on
your disease, the symptoms you experience and their severity.
I was able to control my UC into remission through various
supplements, probiotics, diet modification, and LDN , low dose
For more info on the protocol which has put me into remission,
please go to this link: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1666318 , and look at the 11th post.
I hope you feel better and let us know how we can help