I thought I might have caught a break today - I have a fellow JPoucher who is unfortunately a frequent patient at NYU, and he was kind enough to get in touch with one of the PAs on my behalf. That ended up getting me in touch with 3 different admins, all of which told me there were no immediate openings, and that I should take an appointment and go on the wait-list. That was after I explained to them the urgency of the matter, and that I was already on 2 waitlists.
I can't believe it's so difficult to find available, quality care at a time where it is becoming an emergency. What's the point of having these great medical facilities so close to home if you can't use them.
I apologize for the vent - I'm feeling very beaten down, with nowhere to turn.
If anyone has been able to get an immediate appointment with a pouch-educated GI, in the NY area, please reach out.