I’ve been living with colitis for the past 10 years and have been through 5 gastroenterologists to treat my ulcerative colitis. Watch the video to find out how I went through so many doctors in search of the best gastroenterologist and why you should be your own health advocate when you have IBD or irritable bowel syndrome.
You will want to look for a doctor who has great bedside manner and can ease your concerns about ibd nutrition and ibd anxiety.
You can find a doctor using the crohn’s and colitis foundation search engine:
There are many ulcerative colitis specialists, but you want to pick one with whom you will have a great relationship with and that also may do your colonoscopy.
Sometimes the gastroenterologist you choose may not be the same as the colonoscopy doctor that does your procedure.
In many cases the doctor that gives you your IBD diagnosis, may not be the doctor you see forever.