For NYC -- the best place for UC research and doctors is Mt. Sinai hospital.
There is a group of Mt. Sinai-associated doctors who have a practice on the Upper East Side. Dr. Daniel Present is one of them and he has an amazing reputation. Dr. Present is on the cutting edge of UC research, so you can't go wrong with him in terms of treatment. However, I somehow didn't have a good connection with him. This was about
7 years ago -- I didn't like the vibe in the office. Also, they do not take insurance in his office and they yelled after me if I forgot to pay and tried to leave. Maybe it was because I was so sick that I just didn't like the feeling there. Certainly if you go with your daughter she'll have a better experience than I did when I went alone and felt so bad. I felt that Dr. Present was helpful but I find my current doctor in Connecticut is more easy for me to work with.
Someone here posted about
Dr. Ellen Scherl. She also has a great rep. Maybe someone here will know about
her bedside manner.
I found this link to her bio:
I just checked the Mt. Sinai website and looking at the list of faculty, I remembered that I'd seen one other doctor from there. Dr. Charles Gerson. He has an office on the Upper West Side. I liked him a lot but he never treated me since it was just a consultation. I believe that he is also excellent. And that office is very nice and friendly. His daughter is a psychologist who runs hypnotherapy classes for people with Irritible Bowel Syndrome. (The class is AMAZING, by the way. Great for learning relaxation techniques.)
Gerson's wife (also Dr. Gerson) is also a GI specialist. I don't know anything about
her except that she's also on staff at Mt. Sinai.
I think that finding someone your daughter feels she can "work with" is really important. She's lucky to have such a proactive and supportive parent. I'm sure you will find the right doctor for her. :)
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.
Post Edited (julee70) : 11/25/2007 7:52:48 PM (GMT-7)