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SamRent

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My daughter's Doctor left Children's Memorial Hospital and they no longer have a department that handles Celiac patients. We don't care to travel to Madison, Wi to keep the same doctor. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be appreciated. We live near Woodfield mall.

Diagnosed 12/03

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My daughter's Doctor left Children's Memorial Hospital and they no longer have a department that handles Celiac patients. We don't care to travel to Madison, Wi to keep the same doctor. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be appreciated. We live near Woodfield mall.

Diagnosed 12/03

We live in Plainfield and I've just made an appointment for my daughter (11 yrs.) with Dr. Gokhale at University of Chicago. They have a pediatric and adult Celiac research program. We haven't met the doctor yet and the first appointment I could get was July 18th, but I know U of C is a top of the line institution.

Dr. Gokhale actually has an office in Palos Heights, which is a little closer for us - from Woodfield it might be just as easy to get to the U of C campus. Below is the link for the doctor's profile:

http://www.uchospitals.edu/physicians/ranjana-gokhale.html

Let me know if you pursue this or if you find success with another doctor! It's always good to compare notes with someone local!

Christine

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Good idea Christine--I was also going to recommend U of C celiac disease center. I'm sure it would be worth the drive--even as just an initial visit.


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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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There is a doctor at U of C that specializes in children with celiac. Stefano Guandalini. He is world-renowned. Supposed to be one of the best (very well known speaker and author) and he will only see children. I see a doctor at U of C there, but I can't get into see him. He does children only.

See if you can get into him.

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There is a doctor at U of C that specializes in children with celiac. Stefano Guandalini. He is world-renowned. Supposed to be one of the best (very well known speaker and author) and he will only see children. I see a doctor at U of C there, but I can't get into see him. He does children only.

See if you can get into him.

Dr. Gokhale works with Dr. Guandalini. I made the appointment with her for my daughter because it was a longer wait for Guandalini. I'm hoping that since she's in the same department, she will also be very good.

What doctor do you see at U of C, and are you happy with him/her? I'd like to make an appointment for myself, as well. I was given the name of Dr. Carol Semrad.

Christine

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My son sees Dr. Guandalini. He is currently out on medical leave (he had hip surgery May 1 and is expected to be out 6 to 8 weeks). When we scheduled our appointments earlier this year, the nurse strongly encouraged us to hold out for an appointment with him rather than see Dr. Gokhale (who our pediatrician recommended). All of the doctors in the group are very capable and caring and can certainly help with celiac disease; however, Dr. Guandalini is THE go-to guy for pedi celiac. If you need a diagnosis and don't want to wait for Dr. Guandalini to return, I would see Dr. Gokhale. If you've already been diagnosed and are looking to establish a good relationship with a specialist, I would wait for him.

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This is kind of an off shoot of the U of C, but New Grist beer was developed by one of the brewers after his father was diagnosed with Celiac at the U of C. When you talk to one of the owners of Lakefront Brewery they have nothing but praise for the U of C.


"Throw yourself a pity-party and you'll be the only guest." - Earlene Fowler

Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004

Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat

Morphia Scleroderma

Osteoarthritis

Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid

Essential Tremors

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PAD Peripheral Artery Disease

Angina and Atrial Fibrillation

Gluten Ataxia

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Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.

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My son sees Dr. Guandalini. He is currently out on medical leave (he had hip surgery May 1 and is expected to be out 6 to 8 weeks). When we scheduled our appointments earlier this year, the nurse strongly encouraged us to hold out for an appointment with him rather than see Dr. Gokhale (who our pediatrician recommended). All of the doctors in the group are very capable and caring and can certainly help with celiac disease; however, Dr. Guandalini is THE go-to guy for pedi celiac. If you need a diagnosis and don't want to wait for Dr. Guandalini to return, I would see Dr. Gokhale. If you've already been diagnosed and are looking to establish a good relationship with a specialist, I would wait for him.

Thanks for that information! I think I will cancel the appointment with Gokhale and make one with Guandalini, instead. The nurse would definitely be the one to know. It won't hurt to wait for an appointment since we don't really need a diagnosis -my daughter's enterolab results were very high and she's responded well to the Gluten-free Casein-free diet. Plus the Gokhale appointment falls smack dab in the middle of my husband's vacation time in mid-July!

Do you know anything about the adult celiac doctors at U of C? When I called I was given the name Carol Semrad, but I don't know anything about her.

Christine

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