Patients should feel comfortable with their healthcare team to make their health a priority. If you’re not getting the support you need, or feel your current team is not a good fit, consider switching to another doctor. It is your right to seek another opinion or switch doctors—and many understand that some patients need to find the best care for them. Once you find the right gastroenterologist for you, work with them as a team towards remission.
Every doctor’s visit may not be the same, so you may prepare differently for each appointment. Different types of visits may include:
If you feel you need to alter your appointment schedule based on your symptoms, treatment questions, or other concerns, don't hesitate to be your own best advocate and contact your GI practice to request a schedule that works best for you. And know that there are helpful resources our there for you to help you keep the momentum going—like making a personal action plan.
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*Eligibility restricted to patients diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.