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  • Melgirl200
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    Teelag,
    Thanks so much for your suggestions! I actually was relieved to see Dr. Gerig on my insurance. Daniel Brookoff isn't on my insurance, but I think you're right that I should try him first. I think a pain specialist would be the best route to go for what I'm going through right now. Thanks for your time and help. Have a great rest of your week!
    ~Melgirl200

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  • teelag
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    Melgirl200,

    I have a two doctors for you here in Denver. I moved here last year (have had IC dx since 2003), and I know finding new docs is no fun!

    Since you are already diagnosed with IC, and sounds like you need flare management, I would try Daniel Brookoff first, who is technically a pain specialist, but is extremely knowledgeable in IC. His number is 720-984-5772, and his office is right next to Presbyterian St. Luke. He has done lectures for the IC network, you can search those on this website.

    This doc spent an HOUR with me the first time I saw him, doing an incredibly thorough history. He is very cutting edge in treatment for IC, a really nice guy, and very willing to try and suggest anything. Long story short, he increased my Elmiron to 300 mg bid, which has made a significant difference with me. (I had been taking 200 mg bid for 2 years prior, and my old doc wouldn't increase it). He also gave me this external muscle relaxer machine to use when flaring, and that has made a huge difference too.

    If you want a regular urologist too, the second doc is a female urologist named Nel Gerig. Her number is 303-388-9321, 4545 E 9th Ave, ste. 480, Denver. I saw her when I first moved here, and liked her...she gave me the standard choices for IC care, and seemed willing to try things I wanted to try, like increasing my Elmiron dose, PT care, etc. I believe she is actually collaberating with Dr. Brookoff with IC patients now too.

    Hope this helps!

    teelag
    Last edited by teelag; 05-08-2007, 08:47 PM.

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  • Melgirl200
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    Just moved...looking for uro.

    Hi all,
    I recently moved to Denver from Chicago last July 2006. I've been feeling good for a few months now. Recent flare up is pushing me to find a new urologist out in Denver, but I am having a difficult time knowing where to look. I call uro. offices and ask if they specialize in the treatment of IC, but am not getting positive results. I am feeling a bit anxious because the urogynecologist I left in Chicago has treated my symptoms since I was 16. He worked with me through the worst and helped get me to where I am. Just like many of you I'm sure, I had my run around from not so patient or understanding urologists....and I'm nervous about starting with a new one.

    If anyone out there has any suggestions or can recommend a doctor I would be greatly apprecitive! Thanks for the support~ Melinda
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