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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 9/17/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any idea how to find a general practice doctor who knows something about UC? How can i find out what a docs subspecialty is? I am tired of going to the doc, having them prescribe somehthing only to have to call my GI and find I can't take the script. Any ideas?
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, down to 15 mg pred.
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---fingers crossed!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/17/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I asked my GI to recommend a GP. That seemed to help bridge the gap.

Old Hat
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 9/17/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I did the same as Expecting. This arrangement has its pros & cons. Main "pro" is that GP is intelligent, knows a lot about pharmaceuticals, etc. "Con" is that GP & gastro consult re my procedural complaints & can gang up on me.  nono   The GP is more light-hearted, though, with major focus on wellness-- which has its merits. A big factor in GP competence, I think, is the breadth of their educational background & residency training-- also their experience treating or non-exposure to diverse patient populations. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 X 3 Colazal daily for July flare in descending colon; should be back in remission soon)

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   Posted 9/17/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I also asked my GI for a good primary but unfortunately she ended up pregnant and left the practice. So that left me finding a new primary because the doc that I got sent to was useless and had NO clue on how to deal with my Uc's extra "goodies". So then I went on a search of my own and as luck would have it, I found a doc that has a mother who had Uc. So she is pretty much in the loop with what I can and can't take, plus too both my GI and my primary are keeping tabs with each other.
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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