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How should the doctor treating my Crohn's disease help me?

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Your Crohn's disease doctor should be willing to work with your primary care doctor, who is your partner for treating any other medical problems you may have. Your Crohn's disease doctor should also be able to refer you to people who will help you make other health changes such as quit smoking, get more exercise, or improve your diet.

SOURCES:

Richard Bloomfeld, MD, associate professor of medicine, director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, N.C.

Prabhakar Swaroop, MD, assistant professor; director, Crohn’s and Colitis Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Richard Bloomfeld, MD, associate professor of medicine, director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, N.C.

Prabhakar Swaroop, MD, assistant professor; director, Crohn’s and Colitis Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

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