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What should I look for in a doctor to treat my Crohn's disease?

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Look for a doctor who:

  • Has a background in treating Crohn's disease.
  • Wants to work with your other doctors.
  • Is willing to treat Crohn's aggressively if necessary.
  • Is someone you can talk to and you like.
  • Has a treatment style that works for you.
  • Looks beyond drug treatment.
  • Has a good office staff.
  • Takes your insurance plan?
  • Is easily accesssble.

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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