I'm in Calgary. The last time I had to see a Gastro doc, it took almost 6months to get in. The appointment itself lasted 5 minutes. He looked at my paperwork, asked me some questions, confirmed I had IBS and said goodbye. I asked him what I could do for it and he said "lose weight". That was it and he left.
I haven't been that angry in forever. I hope wherever you are, you get better treatment than that.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily