Reply to "Lost my local GI; assigned to nurse practitioner?!?"

I can understand your trepidation. I think I would feel the same way. There are some really very good nurse practitioners; however, you have a history that she may or may not be equipped to deal with. I believe that nurse practitioners are a good alternative in some situations but her training is not nearly as thorough as a physician who then specializes
. It would not hurt to meet her, and see where her level of experience with j-pouches falls. But I would not hesitate to seek out a few names of docs. Maybe check with your local support group for IBD.
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