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I've been tested and found positive through blood test and biopsy. The GI doctor I saw was not someone I would necessarily go back to. If I'm living the good life and feeling fine, do you think there's any reason to go back? Or put in the time to find another doctor? My GP know as much (which seems to be darn little all the way around) when it comes to celiac disease. I could just stick with him and learn all the rest from you guys.

What's your 'IMO'???

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IMO :D I wouldn't think it would be necessary to see the GI unless you'd like to do follow-up appointments/exams down the road.

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I don't see my GI anymore... I followed up once a year for two years, but he said that unless I had any recurrent GI issues, he didn't need to see me, my pcp can monitor my blood pressure and weight and other bloods...

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My Gi had me come in 2 months after Dx and again 6 months later (2 days ago). He told me at this visit that he wants me to come back in 1 year. At the 2 month visit, I believe he was looking to confirm that the gluten-free diet was working. At the 6 month visit, he asked how I was doing, and upon hearing that the D had cleared up, was eager to end the appt. (even though I had additional questions). I don't know if I'll go back in a year--if things continue to go well, I may use the money for the co-pay and buy a case of Enjoy Life Cookies instead! Seriously, I will be seeing my GP regularly to monitor my general health, and that may be all I will do. A lot depends on how I'm doing by this time next year.

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I agree - I'm probably just going to go back for my 1 year check-up, and be done with it. As long as I know I'm feeling better, then I know I'm not getting gluten from anywhere.

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If you're feeling fine and you have had your blood checked for all the regular stuff, I would go back once ayear to follow up, but that's just me.

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IMO the GI is a specialist and worth the $20 copay. Our primary physician is fine for routine stuff, but I prefer the specialists when it comes to things of this nature. I would look for another GI that you would feel confortable with.

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