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    I am considering moving to the Twin Cities in MN for school and wanted to know if there is a good IC support system there? Can anyone recommend some good Doctors or Physical Therapists?

    Thanks so much

  • #2
    Hi Lori this is Kita. I tried replying to your last message and my folders were full so I deleted everything which included your messages and I can not reply to you from my email. Just wanted to say thank your for the in put about the installations and I hope you find a good dr. around here (better than the one my daughter goes to) he does not have a clue what to do for her except the big pain meds but I guess she needs that too. Good luck.

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    • #3
      I have seen a dr. at Mayo, a dr. in Edina, and now a dr. in St. Cloud. If you move here, let me know and I'll tell you what I know.

      If anyone has a dr. recommendation, I'd love to hear it! Please PM me.
      Conditions:
      IBS 4/04; IC 8/05; Vitamin B-12 Deficiency 7/06; Asthma 9/06; Citrus, MSG, Sulfate/Sulfite, Nitrate/Nitrite, Sodium Benzoate Allergy diagnosed 9/06; Fibromyalgia 6/07; Pelvic Floor disfunction 2007; Hysterectomy 10/08; Fallopian Tube Cyst removed 5/10; Chronic Diarrhea since 12/10 ; Ulcerative Colitis 4/12

      Medications
      Elmiron 3x day
      Trazadone at bedtime
      Tramadol as needed for pain
      Monthly B-12 injections
      Continuous Birth Control (even though I had a hyst, to control cysts)
      heating pad, hot epsom salt baths, strict IC diet
      Interstim implant 9/11
      Ulcerative Colitis Meds - Remicade, Azathioprine, Lialda, prednisone several times a year

      Failed Bladder Treatments
      Lyrica, Elavil, Detrol, Detrol LA, Ditropan, Sanctura, Flomax, Prelief, Pyridium & Urelle (allergic!), Lidoderm patches, long term antibiotics - Macrobid and others, instillations (ouch!), CystaQ, pelvic floor therapy, fulguration, bladder injections, bladder stretching

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      • #4
        This is a reply to KathyB. Loriann originally emailed me about Dr. in MN sometime ago. She is moving from New York. I told her my daughter's experiences with Dr. here.
        Who was the Dr. you saw in Edina. My daughter lives in Edina. She is okay with her uro right now but it is always nice to hear about any other good ones.
        Thanks for any info.

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        • #5
          My friend told me that the medical supply in Minnesota for IC is very good and adequate. I can not tell you the name of her doctor but maybe I can ask her. In my opinion living in Minnesota is healthy because the wellness and the alternate medicine offer is very good and you can try out all different treatments.

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          • #6
            If you scroll to the top of this page and click on "Professionals" you'll find there are several doctors in MN who have been recommended by other IC patients.

            Donna
            Stay safe


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            • #7
              LoriAnn - I see a doctor who is out of Metro Urology by the name of Dr. Steven Siegel. He is very good and if he doesn't know something he will research it or refer you to someone else who does. He has been handling my case but since nothing has worked he was the one who said that bladder removal is the only option left for me but he said that he wanted me to get a second opinion so he set me up to see a doctor at the University in the Cities by the name of Dr. Slaton who is also very good. I wish you the best of luck!

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              • #8
                I just went to see this specialist, he was a nice guy.
                Steven W. Siegel, M.D.
                Location(s)
                Minneapolis ? Pelvic Floor Center

                Woodbury ? CornerStone Medical Specialty Centre ? Woodbury

                Biography
                Dr. Siegel is the Director of the Metro Urology Centers for Female Urology and Continence Care. He established this center of excellence after moving to Minnesota in 1993. Previously, he was the Head of the Section of Female Urology and Urodynamics at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed his urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 1986. Dr. Siegel is internationally recognized for his work related to urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction. He is responsible for training urologists and gynecologists locally and throughout the nation in specialized techniques, and continues to actively participate in the education of fellows and residents, lectures, clinical research, and publication in medical journals. Several of Dr. Siegel?s former fellows have been recognized as ?Top Doctors? and ?Top Doctors for Women? in the Twin Cities metro area. He received the Christina Manthos Award for demonstrating extraordinary mentoring skills in supporting the careers of female urologists from the Society of Women in Urology in 2011. He was also honored with the David C. Utz Award for Urological Advancement and Innovation from the Minnesota Urological Society in 2002. He is a recent Past President of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (2010), and Chairman of the Practice Standards Committee of the Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics. He previously served as a founding member and President of the International Society for Pelvic Neuromodulation.

                Clinical Interests
                Female Urology
                Neuro-Urology
                No Scalpel Vasectomy
                Pelvic Pain
                Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction

                Residency
                Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Cleveland, OH

                Medical School
                University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI

                Undergraduate/Graduate Education
                University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI

                Certification
                National Board of Medical Examiners
                American Board of Urology

                Licensure
                Minnesota, Wisconsin

                Assistant
                Mary

                Direct Dial/Voice Mail
                651-999-7081

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                • #9
                  Thank you for the reply. My daughter went to Dr. Siegel many years ago and while he was nice he did recommend the interstem and she did not want to do it at that time.
                  She has her good days and bad days.

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