Specialist in Kansas City KS

Hello my daughter, 32 yo, was recently diagnosed with gastroparesis. She lives in a small town in KS. Her primary care doctor sent her to the only gastroenterologist in town, but I recently found out he is not Board Certified in either Gastroenterology or Internal Medicine! He is hardly helping her at all. She continues to spend one or two days in the emergency room every two weeks!

I found out the Univ. of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City has a good Gastro dept.; Has anyone used them before?

Her insurance may pay for a second opinion. It is TriCare.

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I've went there in 2004. The GI that I saw at the time was one of the top in the field and was one of the doctors that pioneered the gastric pacemaker. He is no longer there now. He was really only concerned with seeing patients who qualified for the pacemaker and I was not a candidate at the time so didn't get much help. However, I have heard they do have some really good GI's there.
Judy

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I live in Missouri, and that is the place to go. My former GI was prepared to send me, but Medicaid MO wasn't having it :/. They have some of the best in the field are there! And the University hospitals should take Tricare.

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THE DOCTOR AT KU MED THAT REALLY HELPED AND WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HIS PATIENTS WAS DR. RICHARD MCCALLUM. HE MOVED TO ELPASO, TX. HE IS AN EXCELLANT GP DOCTOR.

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Dr. McCallum is who I saw years ago and who helped me so very much. I wish he was still there. I am trying to find a good motility Dr at that hospital also so any suggestions would be helpful to me also.

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My doctor, Dr. Allan Weston, practiced for a while at the University. He is now in Joplin, Mo. and Bentonville, AR. I love him, and he is an amazing doctor!

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Thanks everyone. She made an appointment with Dr. Tuba Esfandyari at the University of Kansas Hospital. It's not until Jan. 30th! Until then her GP put her on Reglan which makes us nervous. However, it has helped and feels pretty good right now.

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