Posted 1/25/2017 11:42 AM (GMT -7)
I will preface with saying I am a nurse anesthetist and frequently provide anesthesia in the GI lab. Since she's 35, she's fairly fresh out of residency. It's possible she's been working for 2-3 years. What's more important than her age is her fellowship (additional training beyond residency, at minimum an extra year). You want someone who specialized in IBD or who had a lot of exposure to that patient population during her fellowship. When you meet her, have no qualms asking about her background. You are the paying client, the customer and she's providing a service. She works for you and you should feel confident with whomever is looking at your colon. If you are really uneasy, call the office and ask them about her credentials. Ask if she is fellowship trained in IBD and if she is board certified which means she took oral boards in her speciality and passed. I have had scopes done by the partners of my GI doc in the past but only when I was really sick and had to have it done and my doc wasn't scoping the day they could fit me in their schedule. Good luck! Colonoscopy time gives me the dreads too.