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kara7

Need Gi Doctor In Columbus/cent Ohio Area

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Please Please help me find a doctor who will help me. My family doctor doesn't have a clue, and the most recent GI I went to was an absolute jerk.

Thanks so much.

Kara

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Please Please help me find a doctor who will help me. My family doctor doesn't have a clue, and the most recent GI I went to was an absolute jerk.

Thanks so much.

Kara

Kara:

I went to Michael Stiff at St. Ann's. He was great! My tests came back negative but I had been gluten-free for more than 3 months when I was finally able to get in. I wasn't about to eat gluten for the testing I just wanted to make sure I was alright on the inside. I also have Dermititis Herpiformosa and was diagnosed positive celiac with blood work after a prolonged outbreak.

Good Luck.

Debbie

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I think this thread is a sign from above. I have an appointment set up with Dr. Michael Stiff at the beginning of February. My mom is a patient of his and says he listens and is so kind. She just had an appointment with him and while there, explained the heck I have been going through. He sounded very interested in seeing me and said that I deserve a dx with what is going on with me. I am so glad to hear another positive review of him. I will post an update after I see him.

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Kara,

Without question, I would go see Dr. Edison or Dr. Salt at Mt. Carmel. I have personal experience with both and they are the ones who diagnosed me over 10 years ago. Please let me know if you need any help finding them.

Thanks,

Jay Thurston


Dx and Gluten Free since 1996

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I also want to mention that if you need help finding the right grocery stores or restaurants in Columbus just shoot me an email or hit my through my site and you will find everything you need.

Thanks again and good luck!

-Jay


Dx and Gluten Free since 1996

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Debbie, what is your story if I may ask and did Dr. Stiff want to do a Colonoscopy? What tests had you already gone through if you want to share. Thanks.

PeaceAngel22

My story, It isn't quite finished I'm sure. As with most of us I am sure.

What happened to me was I broke out in a skin rash on my elbows. It was miserable. I thought it was my laundry detergent, the material my blouse and shirts were made of, or possibly stress. I tried everything. My doctor had no idea. One day at work I received an invitation to a seminar on Celiac Disease. It had nothing to do with my career and I had no idea why I was sent this invitation. I still don't know of an earthly reason. Anyway I didn't know what Celiac Disease was and I am naturally curious, so I looked it up on the internet. When I started reading the symptoms I was stunned! I had most of the symptoms and the skin rash was what sent me to a dermatologist. During my appointment I mentioned the above mentioned invitation and the idea I could have Celiac. My dermatologist Poo Poo'd me but reluctantly did the necessary biopsey. He told me if I didn't hear anything back from him it was negative. In the meantime he gave me a steroid cream and said to come back in a month. About a week later he called personally to appologise because I was right. He recommended an endoscopy and a meeting with a dietician. That is how I ended up on Dr. Stiff's door. I knew him from my days of working at St. Ann's and knew he was really good. I trusted him. Yes, he did want to do an endoscopy. Although my endoscopy tests were negative I did have the blood work drawn and the blood work was positive. So I would feel real comfortable with Dr. Stiff. He is worth the wait.

Good Luck.

Debbie

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Thanks Jay and Debbie. I will keep posted you on my dx. Not sure if it is celiac but am leaning towards that. I will post whatever I find out so others may learn. I have improved on the gluten-free diet but I am not sure if that is the whole story with me. Good luck to all and Thanks!!

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Kara,

Without question, I would go see Dr. Edison or Dr. Salt at Mt. Carmel. I have personal experience with both and they are the ones who diagnosed me over 10 years ago. Please let me know if you need any help finding them.

Thanks,

Jay Thurston

Jay,

Do you see Dr. Edison or Dr. Salt for routine check ups? I was just curious if it was necessary after diagnosis to continue seeing a GI doctor?

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I do agree that Dr. Salt is a good dr to see, although I think I've been to every single GI dr in Columbus. As of now all of them have given up on me and are sending me to Cleveland Clinic Feb 2nd. It's a long haul but I heard Dr. Timothy Rice there is outstanding. I have my own GI issues, but not celiac. My daughter does have celiac and it has become and absolute nightmare. She has eczema so the skin rashes associated with celiac are not easy to detect. She has not lost any weight, instead she's gained, and her abdomen seems really bloated. No matter how hard I try, I just can't afford gluten free foods all the time, so it's either eat what little we have, or go without. I can't let her starve. I took her to see Dr. Wallace Crandall at Childrens Hospital after her diagnosis and he is wonderful. However, I cannot say the same for their " I know everything, you know nothing" dietician. I understand I have to make changes and go by a gluten free diet for my daughter but I certainly don't need someone to belittle me in the process. So we have not had help from any dietician, other than Dr. Crandall's suggestions. Unfortunately, none of them help me afford the gluten-free foods. If anyone has any advice or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated, and YES I would like to know about gluten-free places to eat in Columbus.

Thanks so much,

Pam in Ohio

Jay,

Do you see Dr. Edison or Dr. Salt for routine check ups? I was just curious if it was necessary after diagnosis to continue seeing a GI doctor?

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