Any good gastroenterologists in Utica?

Any good gastroenterologists in Utica?

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Butterfly Kisses

Almond, NY

#1 Jun 27, 2010
I have Crohn's disease and I need a good doctor.

Anyone know of any?
Sleeper

Fairport, NY

#3 Jun 27, 2010
No, don't even think about it. Either Rochester, NY or Mayo Clinic. Seriously.

http://www.medicinenet.com/crohns_disease/roc...
Sleeper

Fairport, NY

#4 Jun 27, 2010
But avoid William Chey MD (Strong fired him a few years ago)... go straight to Strong Memorial Hospital Gastroenterology. They have about 30 GIs - big department.

Arthur J DeCross, MD is absolutely outstanding. Unfortunately, he is in demand, and very busy, so it may takes a couple of months to get in. Have your internist refer you. You will thank me for this.

http://www.healthgrades.com/directory_search/...
Garden of Life

Powder Springs, GA

#5 Jun 27, 2010
Read Jordan Rubin book and his products are GardenofLife.com as well as Crohns.net . Any conventional doctor will prescribe usually steriods that have side effects. Due your own research and read that book , I did and havent had a flare up since using those products. Each person is different but those products are all natural and no side effects.
Sleeper

Fairport, NY

#6 Jun 27, 2010
And get a great doctor. You need advice and counseling now. Monday should be your day to find a specialist... number #1 priority.
Garden of Life

Powder Springs, GA

#7 Jun 27, 2010
In my opinion a specialist will either prescribe somthing that has harsh side effects (which usually you will have to take the rest of your life) or they may also want to remove your intestines if it is really bad. Then they can get a new BMW or mercedes with the proceeds. Be careful what doctor you see, because the usually have self motivating motives and are not always looking out for the patient. The product FYI(For Your Inflamation) on that website will lower your uric acid levels that cause joint pain and help with inflammation of the intestinal wall. Primal defense a probiotic is also a must product for the benefical bacteria that your body(stomach) is lacking. Fish oil is also something to consider because of the inflammation properties which showed people that took it did not have flare ups as much vs a placebo. You can get these products at any local vitmain shop. Again do your own research before listening to me or a doctor. I went to a specialist and he wanted to prescribe a pill that I would have to take 9 pills a day and that he described as aspirin that would act as a bandage and never really address the root of the problem.
Sleeper

Fairport, NY

#8 Jun 27, 2010
Garden of Life wrote:
Then they can get a new BMW or mercedes with the proceeds. Be careful what doctor you see, because the usually have self motivating motives and are not always looking out for the patient.
This is beyond stupid, but needs a reply. You are the kind of patient I'm sure doctors dread.

My experience has been one of healing under the guidance of a knowledgeable physician (GI). No cutting, a couple of RXs and excellent nutritional and lifestyle advice. Someone who follows my condition carefully. It worked, so if I contributed to a new BMW, good for him... well, insurance is making his payments. Unbelievable and ignorant comment.
Garden of Life

Powder Springs, GA

#9 Jun 27, 2010
Then why do doctors take kick backs from big pharma companies( or at least use to)? why do big pharma companies write the med school books for med students which tell them what drug to prescribe. A little conflict of interests? Look I am not saying all doctors are like that but the majority are. If you have a doctor the incoporates alternative medicine then you are lucky. When was the last time that a conventional doctor tells their patient to use a herb or vitmain, like using cranberry for a UTI. They would rather prescribe something with many side effects. Obviously vitmanins and herbs heal disease and they are left out of conventional medicine because big pharma can't make money if they don't have the patient on it.
Sleeper

Fairport, NY

#10 Jun 27, 2010
Garden of Life wrote:
Then why do doctors take kick backs from big pharma companies( or at least use to)? why do big pharma companies write the med school books for med students which tell them what drug to prescribe. A little conflict of interests? Look I am not saying all doctors are like that but the majority are. If you have a doctor the incoporates alternative medicine then you are lucky. When was the last time that a conventional doctor tells their patient to use a herb or vitmain, like using cranberry for a UTI. They would rather prescribe something with many side effects. Obviously vitmanins and herbs heal disease and they are left out of conventional medicine because big pharma can't make money if they don't have the patient on it.
Medical text books explain symptoms and the proper diagnosis. They don't push drugs. Prescribing is supplemental to this education. You also indicate, without disclaimer, that vitamins and herbs cure diseases. The jury is still out.
Without a qualified (board certified GI) physician overseeing this course, you're in big trouble. Various simple blood tests will let the doctor know if they are mitigating the disease.
My point is, without a trusted professional on your team, you could get into serious trouble. I would encourage lots of reading, because when you technically understand the disease (and published solutions), you can better treat it (with your doctor).
Last point. Good doctors don't over prescribe. Good doctors don't like to prescribe (much). If your going to an M.D. that generates tons of RXs, it is time to get a second and third opinion. Fast.
Sleeper

Fairport, NY

#11 Jun 27, 2010
BTW, all doctors are not created equal. Someone has to be in the bottom 50% of his class. Many of these doctors live and work in Utica. That is the reason I travel to Syracuse and Rochester for medical care.
Stop and think

Geneva, NY

#12 Jun 27, 2010
I thought it said gynecologist and I was gonna refer mine. He works from the back of a van on Black River in Rome and he has all kinds of neat tools I didn't even know were medical items. He is very good and satisfying.
Sleeper

Fairport, NY

#13 Jun 27, 2010
Stop and think wrote:
I thought it said gynecologist and I was gonna refer mine. He works from the back of a van on Black River in Rome and he has all kinds of neat tools I didn't even know were medical items. He is very good and satisfying.
Rome finally got a doctor.
Stop and think

Hinsdale, NY

#14 Jun 27, 2010
Yes and for $5 he gives a great exam. The only bad part is the floor of his van is rusting through so when in the back you need to watch where you put your feet.
Marc

Ronkonkoma, NY

#16 Jan 29, 2014
In 1994 Dr. Chey saved my life. We consulted with the Mayo Clinic doctors and they told me they could not do more than Dr. Chey was doing for me. I no longer live in the area and do not know what lead to Strrong and Dr. Chey parting ways. He did save my life and I give him great respect and credit!
Hurry and Wait

Utica, NY

#17 Jan 29, 2014
Digestive Disease in Utica if you can wait a year to get in.

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