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#1 anniej55

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 03:43 PM

Anyone have a name of a doctor in Massachusetts? Preferably Worcester area.

Thanks!

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 06:31 AM

Hi ,

I am also looking for one in the worcester area i would prefer a pediatric dr
i tried childerns but find that they are not to aware of celiac disease. My DD has been gluten-free since december and I have a few questions for a gi let me know if you find a good one.
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#3 anniej55

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 07:39 AM

I know that there are doctors in Boston, I just don't want to take that route if I can avoid it. I'd be driving in alone ... and it's at least an hour.

Here are the names from the Clan Thompson list: http://www.clanthompson.com/index.php3

Catherine Petruff Cheney, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-667-1846
Div. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Med. School
email: cpetruff@bidmc.harvard.edu


Richard J. Grand, M.D.
New England Medical Center.
Ciaran Kelly, MD: Gastroenterologist
Beth Israel Hospital
Boston, MA
Tel.: (617) 667-1272


Gary J. Russell, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital.
Patricia Shechter
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Telephone: 617/432-0207
Fax: 617/432-1884
Email: pats@epinet.harvard.edu


Jerry S. Trier, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
75 Francis St.
Boston, MA 02215
Tel.: (617) 732-5824


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Posted 23 June 2005 - 04:55 PM

Gastroenterologist in Milford, MA: Treats adults and kids:
Dr. Albert Crimaldi, Milford Gastroenterology Speicalists

Children's Hospital, Boston (also office hours in Lexington) Dr. Glen Furuta.

Both very good and knowledgable about celiac disease.
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Two sons (Negative blood tests); One on gluten-free diet (6/04) ... cured his persistent, severe headaches.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 08:54 AM

Ruth,

Well, well. Dr. Crimaldi IS my GI .... I just haven't seen or talked to him since the diagnosis. My primary care is the one who told me and said " you must follow the diet". I do have a follow up with Dr. Crimaldi on the 25th of this month. I better start writing down my questions .... he is super nice and did my colonoscopy. I thought he went into the small intestine because I mentioned the diagnosis of celiac disease; he obviously had it planned all along.

My hematologist is wonderful too - Dr. Constatine at Milford Regional.

Thanks for the help

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 01:01 PM

Here are the names from the Clan Thompson list: http://www.clanthompson.com/index.php3


Gary J. Russell, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital.
Patricia Shechter
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Telephone: 617/432-0207
Fax: 617/432-1884
Email: pats@epinet.harvard.edu


Hello,
The infomation given for Dr. Gary Russell is incorrect... the phone number above is actually my office phone number and I am not affiliated with celiac disease treatment or research. I've e-mailed the Clan Thompson list in hopes that they can remove my number...
Thanks....
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:31 AM

I would also be interested in a Pediactic Dr in Mass. I live in western ma but would be willing to travel to consult with an expert.
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 01:40 PM

I would also be interested in a Pediactic Dr in Mass. I live in western ma but would be willing to travel to consult with an expert.


I see Dr. Canan Avunduk in Melrose, MA. Dr. Gary Levine at Dartmouth Hithchcock Medical Center in NH diagnosed me though. Both doctors are great.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:31 PM

I have heard great things about Dr. Levine. I just saw Dr. Catherine Cheney at Beth Israel (but she also has an office in Lexington, MA) and so far, I'm impressed. I have heard her colleague, Ciaran Kelly is good as well.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:41 PM

I have heard great things about Dr. Levine. I just saw Dr. Catherine Cheney at Beth Israel (but she also has an office in Lexington, MA) and so far, I'm impressed. I have heard her colleague, Ciaran Kelly is good as well.


I'm going to see Dr. Cheney in Lexington next week. I got her name out of The Gluten-Free Bible, in which there was a list of recommended doctors. There might be one in the Worcester area as well, I can check when I go home.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:51 PM

Not to change the subject here but seems to be a few people in the Worcester area. You guys interested in meeting or something?
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 07:48 PM

I Call my Gastro the "idiot" I was going to him for over a year, he put me through every test you can think of, kept telling me if I just did a cleanse I would feel better, 3 times he had me cleanse, still sick as a dog, then he said to try a antidepressant. I went back to my PCD he did the celiac disease blood test, came back positive, I called the idiot gastro [while waiting for results] to ask him if he did a biopsy the last time he had me in the hospital for tests, he said " no, because celiac is a problem with diarrhea, nothing more, no stomach pain at all" I just hung up the phone. one year of severe pain, test after test, not one bit of help..his name is Dr. Crimaldi, It scares me to see his name on a recommended list
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:41 PM

I Call my Gastro the "idiot" I was going to him for over a year, he put me through every test you can think of, kept telling me if I just did a cleanse I would feel better, 3 times he had me cleanse, still sick as a dog, then he said to try a antidepressant. I went back to my PCD he did the celiac disease blood test, came back positive, I called the idiot gastro [while waiting for results] to ask him if he did a biopsy the last time he had me in the hospital for tests, he said " no, because celiac is a problem with diarrhea, nothing more, no stomach pain at all" I just hung up the phone. one year of severe pain, test after test, not one bit of help..his name is Dr. Crimaldi, It scares me to see his name on a recommended list



Hmmm ... I see Dr. Crimaldi also. He did the correct blood tests and wanted to do a biopsy, but I opted to put it off due to other pressing medical conditions. I find him very thorough, knowledgeable, supportive and caring. He explains everything - to the point of going over the allotted appt time - and even called me on a Saturday to give me the results of a (different) biopsy. He never ever said that celiacs was a disease of diarrhea; he in fact stressed that I would get a stomach ache if I ate the bagel I was craving. I don't know why we have such a different point of view on him. All I know is that I've done my research, came in with questions and scary concerns and he answered everything I asked him. I even asked other people about him (being thorough) and found that he came hightly recommended.

In addition, he sent me to a hematologist to confirm his suspicion of a potentially life threatening blood disease. Yes, I have it and I am now being monitored monthly. No other doctor, including the one that did surgery on me which caused me to bleed profusely, ever suggested that I had a problem.

I wish you well in your search for a physican
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:13 PM

I'm happy to hear you had good luck with him, he was good about calling me at home, but would always say in his calm,soft voice "i'm sorry you're in terrible pain, call my office back and make another appt." I would go back again, tell him EVERYTHING I ate hurt, I was on the floor for 8 hours after I ate a bagel and cream cheese from dunkins, again "i'm sorry your in so much pain, lets try another colon cleanse"
Good luck..I'm glad he could help you, I will never go back, but will mail him copies of my positive blood tests, I suffered for over a year because he never thought celiac could cause my pain.
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:01 AM

Ruth,

Well, well. Dr. Crimaldi IS my GI .... I just haven't seen or talked to him since the diagnosis. My primary care is the one who told me and said " you must follow the diet". I do have a follow up with Dr. Crimaldi on the 25th of this month. I better start writing down my questions .... he is super nice and did my colonoscopy. I thought he went into the small intestine because I mentioned the diagnosis of celiac disease; he obviously had it planned all along.

My hematologist is wonderful too - Dr. Constatine at Milford Regional.

Thanks for the help

Ann



I'm happy to hear you had good luck with him, he was good about calling me at home, but would always say in his calm,soft voice "i'm sorry you're in terrible pain, call my office back and make another appt." I would go back again, tell him EVERYTHING I ate hurt, I was on the floor for 8 hours after I ate a bagel and cream cheese from dunkins, again "i'm sorry your in so much pain, lets try another colon cleanse"
Good luck..I'm glad he could help you, I will never go back, but will mail him copies of my positive blood tests, I suffered for over a year because he never thought celiac could cause my pain.



Dr. Crimaldi was my GI for 10 years. I suffered in pain for so long. He diagnosed me with IBS. I did my own research and discovered Celiac and Asked him to test me. Sure enough it was positive. Needless to say, I changed doctors. Please, please consider going to Beth Isreal's Celiac Center. They are so great!

Dr. Crimaldi was my GI for almost 10 years. I was diagnosed with IBS and put on med's. Everytime I went back to him, I had the same complaints and he kept changing my med's. Finally after suffering for so long, I did my own research and asked him that he test me for Celiac. Sure enough it was positive. He told me to "go on-line to Celiac.com and that would teach me the diet." He did not tell me not to go gluten-free until after my biopsy. I changed doctors to Dr. Falchuck out of Beth Israel who made me start eating Gluten again for 2 weeks prior to my biopsy. He referred me to a diatician and did other necessary blood tests to check for deficiency's. Dr. Crimaldi is a nice guy, however, he was not on top of Celiac at all and I feel that I should have been properly diagnosed YEARS before I was. If it were not for my request to be tested, I'd still be suffering!
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