How can I be sure to find a good Dr?

My previous Dr. retired and went through 2, to present one. He is not helping. Now to see a specialist, you need referrals, and I’m tired of going to Dr. after Dr., its bad having Crohn’s. Thank you


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  • SusanHU moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @LindaB – Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a doctor that really feels like a partner. Since everyone with IBD is unique and every doctor is unique, it can be tricky to find the right one for you (much like any relationship!). We’d encourage you to keep trying to find someone that works for you and to be up front about what you need and want, essentially your deal breakers when it comes to doctors! If you’re looking for someone who treats aggressively, let them know that’s what you’re looking for. I also wanted to share this article about second opinions with you: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/its-ok-to-get-a-second-opinion/.

    Please keep us posted on your search – we are here for you!

    – Susan (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

  • LindaB author
    3 months ago

    Thank you got your story, you have given me hope and good solid advice.

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