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Looking for a GI specialist in Colorado. Help!

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I live in Wyoming and I'm looking for a new gastro. in Colorado. I'm right on the border so I'm fine commuting. I have a gastro. in Denver but I'm not thrilled with his office and I don't feel like he and I really "get" each other, despite the fact that I think he's a good doctor. I know that not all GI docs know a lot about Celiac so I'm hoping to find someone who does. I'm not having a ton of luck looking online. Anyone have any input?

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I like Dr Rebecca Dunphy in Fort Collins but her appointments are 5 months out.

 

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8 minutes ago, tessa25 said:

I like Dr Rebecca Dunphy in Fort Collins but her appointments are 5 months out.

 

I've heard of Dr Dunphy, but wasn't sure if she knew much about Celiac. Fort Collins is actually really close to me. About 60 miles away. Maybe I should give her a call?

also, are you in Fort Collins? I just ask because we go there a lot and I never know where to eat except at Beau Jo's :) I might have to bug you for pointers!

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I'm not far enough along to eat out. My Celiac numbers only go down on a liquid diet. I recently went to Aimes dedicated gluten free Bakery in Longmont when I needed to gain weight. I highly recommend their chocolate eclair and macaroons. The cheesecake and quiche are good as well. I feel like teaching them how to make a proper egg sandwich though.

I used to go to Outback Steakhouse on Harmony in Fort Collins before diagnosis. I can't have spices and whenever I said 'no seasoning' on my steak they would ask if it was an allergy. So I think they would be good for gluten free.

I don't know what constitutes knowing much about celiac. After my first visit to Dr Dunphy for slight nausea she sent me for blood tests, told me my celiac numbers strongly showed I had celiac, did the endoscopy a few weeks later and confirmed it. She's very intelligent. I'm extremely low maintenance with doctors  and I don't know what regular people expect in an appointment.

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Hi fbmb!

It would be a bit of a drive for you, but I like Dr Baker in Colorado Springs.  2 of his associates specialize in celiac, but when I called to schedule my first appointment I just needed someone and got the Dr with the 1st available appointment.  Anyway, he's been great.  I really do like him as a Dr.  

Tessa, if you do start eating out in Fort Collins, I would love recommendations as well!  My son is eyeing CSU for college in 2 years.

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6 minutes ago, icelandgirl said:

Tessa, if you do start eating out in Fort Collins, I would love recommendations as well!  My son is eyeing CSU for college in 2 years.

:D Will do.

 

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GACS (Gastroenterology Assocs of Colo Spgs). I had Dr. Sue Mitchell, who I'm very grateful to for thinking to biopsy while doing a totally separate procedure. Had been undiagnosed for 8 years.  Very knowledgeable.  Thankful.

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3 hours ago, tessa25 said:

:D Will do.

 

My boys were at CSU.  Colorado is a great place.  Just off the top of my head - Beau Jo's, Lark Burger, Blue Agave ? I think that's the name, Austins in Old Town, Snooze, Outback, Scrumpys Cider - they have expanded so I am not sure about food, but great cider.  CSU has. gluten-free dining hall and had great gluten-free practices before they added that- my boys checked it out.  There are some other places- check find me gluten-free .  If they have lots of great reviews over the years - they probably are good. 

 

Edit- there was an Italian Place in Old Town that was great.  If I remember its name or any others, I'll add 

 

Bisettis Italian in Old Town

 

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Thanks for all the recommmedations, Kareng!  I'll be in Ft. Collins in October and I was just starting to research places to eat.  I don't need a doctor but I need to eat.  :)

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10 hours ago, Gemini said:

Thanks for all the recommmedations, Kareng!  I'll be in Ft. Collins in October and I was just starting to research places to eat.  I don't need a doctor but I need to eat.  :)

Just Ft. C?  There are other places like a Brazilian steak house and other places....I just didn't need to

try them all and new places have popped up.

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4 hours ago, kareng said:

Just Ft. C?  There are other places like a Brazilian steak house and other places....I just didn't need to

try them all and new places have popped up.

We will be based in Ft. Collins as we are visiting family but will not be spending all our time with them.  We'll do day trips into the mountains so we can hike and maybe hit Boulder so that should be easy.  I already found Blue Agave on-line and their menu looks great...lot of options.  I found it pretty easy to eat there the last time I went but that was 12 years ago so things have changed!  I really want to drive Loveland Pass but we can pack a lunch from Whole Foods for that.

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1 hour ago, Gemini said:

We will be based in Ft. Collins as we are visiting family but will not be spending all our time with them.  We'll do day trips into the mountains so we can hike and maybe hit Boulder so that should be easy.  I already found Blue Agave on-line and their menu looks great...lot of options.  I found it pretty easy to eat there the last time I went but that was 12 years ago so things have changed!  I really want to drive Loveland Pass but we can pack a lunch from Whole Foods for that.

There will be lots of places to try.  Snooze has several locations for breakfast.  There is a gluten-free crepe place in Vail on the mail street.  There is a great place called Vinny's in Frisco.  I have been told there is a new Cider place in Longmont.  IN golden, there is a gluten-free brewery.  http://www.modernmarket.com/locations/boulder/menu  MOd Market is in several locations - the Flat Iron Steak is soooo good!  Everyone had something they liked.  IN Estees PArk , Notchtop,  is a great lunch/breakfast place with a great understanding of gluten-free. There are many others that I have heard good things about, just haven't tried. 

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1 hour ago, kareng said:

There will be lots of places to try.  Snooze has several locations for breakfast.  There is a gluten-free crepe place in Vail on the mail street.  There is a great place called Vinny's in Frisco.  I have been told there is a new Cider place in Longmont.  IN golden, there is a gluten-free brewery.  http://www.modernmarket.com/locations/boulder/menu  MOd Market is in several locations - the Flat Iron Steak is soooo good!  Everyone had something they liked.  IN Estees PArk , Notchtop,  is a great lunch/breakfast place with a great understanding of gluten-free. There are many others that I have heard good things about, just haven't tried. 

Funny enough, Snooze provides breakfast for the B & B we are staying in.  They used to cook their own breakfast for guests but now have Snooze do it. I was a bit nervous as you order the day before and they bring it over at breakfast so I would not have contact with the people preparing my food but I guess they have a lot of requests for gluten free so have experience with it.  I am bringing my NIMA just in case but if you have had good luck with them, then that makes me more comfortable.  I never was glutened on my first trip there and I was only gluten-free for 6 months by then.

Thanks for the Estes Park recommendation.....that's where I like to hike!

 

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