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What is a Gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is an internal medicine physician that specializes in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. How much training do these doctors have, and what conditions do they treat?

Get Your Doctors Talking to Each Other
All your doctors should be working together to improve your quality of care.

What is a Colorectal Surgeon?
A colorectal surgeon may perform the surgeries commonly done to treat inflammatory bowel disease, including resections, ileostomies, colostomies, and j-pouches.

American College of Surgeons Fellowship List
Listings of surgeons across the world that belong to the American College of Surgeons. Fellows are described as surgeons whose abilities "have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College" and Associate Fellows are surgeons "who meet specific requirements to assume an active role in the College at an early stage in their careers".

American Medical Association Physician Select
Search for doctors within the US by name or by medical specialty (Gastroenterology, Surgery, Oncology, etc.). Includes a "sounds like" search if the spelling of the city used is uncertain. Listing information includes where the physician attended medical school, residency training, email and web address (where available).

Do I Need A Gastroenterologist?
You find yourself with new digestive symptoms: do you need a gatroenterologist? How do you go about seeing one? Find out here.

American Osteopathic Association
This site doesn't list doctors, but instead lists Ostoepathic Associations by state, many of which have their own web sites. Also see What is a DO?.

How to Fire Your Doctor
No one likes to find themselves at odds with their physician, but unfortunately it does happen. It can happen for a variety of reasons ranging from poor bedside manner, to blatant mismanagement or misdiagnosis of your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Whatever the reason, firing your doctor is not an easy thing to do, but at times it may be your...

Local Health Care Resources
Where to find health care in the United States.

Patients' Rights And Responsibilities
What are your rights as a patient? What are your responsibilities? You may be concerned about the former, but the latter may not be a concept that you've thought about. As a patient, you absolutely have certain rights that you should expect from your healthcare providers, but you also have some responsibilities. With conditions such as...

Second Opinion
When you have a chronic illness such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , maintaining a good relationship with your physician is extremely important. However, even if you have trust in your health care providers, there are times when you might need a second opinion, such as if you think you have been misdiagnosed or you have gone undiagnosed....

ASCRS Membership Directory
Find a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons by state and also in several countries including (but not limited to) Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Wales.

Gastroenterologist Locator Service
Find a member of the American Gastroenterological Association in your state.

When The Doctor-Patient Relationship Goes Bad
You may find yourself in a difficult situation if you're not getting along with your doctor. If this has ever happened to you, what did you do?

When to Call the Doctor
Are you unsure when you should call your doctor and when you should just stick it out? I have some tips for you as to when you should call your doctor.

Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask Your Gastroenterologist
Answers to the tough questions that you may have about your IBD.

How Can You Find a Qualified Pediatric Gastroenterologist?
If you need a pediatric gastro, it's important that you find one who is qualified to treat your child.

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Search for members of this society both inside and outside the US.

David T. Rubin, MD
David T. Rubin, MD is a key opinion leader in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The Best Doctors in New York
Search for doctors of all specialties in the Metropolitan New York Area from NewYorkMetro.com.

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