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