Top Motility Hospitals/Doctors in USA

We need a top specialist/hospital that treats GP/ Motility problems. My dad (69) was diagnosed and has suffered with severe GP for the past 10 months. He has been hospitalized 36 times for a total of over 100 days. He is mostly bedriden and we face various struggles trying to manage this at home. He currently has a G & J tube and is unable to eat or drink anything. He has severe pain most all of the time and struggles with a variety of problems brought on by GP, extreme high/low BP, severe high/low blood sugar, constant nausea and vomiting, has lost nearly 90 lbs. and is very weak, along with a host of various other conditions. He has no quality of life as he is now. Our doctors are trying all they know to do. He is going downhill quickly. We are in Alabama, somewhere close would be great, but we are willing to go wherever the best care is....PLEASE HELP with info regarding any specialist you have had good results with. Thanks!

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CT is kind of far from AL but I see Michael Karasik at Hartford Hospital. He did not stop at a diagnosis but strived for a "cure". He is an absolutely wonderful, caring man. He even tolerates my non-compliance and lectures me at every visit.

Good luck

Teresa

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My GI specialist in Atlanta GA is awesome. His name is Patrick Waring. He was at Emory for years, but now he is at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. His web site is www.digestivehealthcare.net He is a nationally known expert in GI motility disorders like gastroparesis. His phone number is 404-355-3200. He even takes new patients. He has helped me a lot with my gastroparesis, and my SMA Syndrome. His address is 95 Collier Road, NW Suite 4075 Atlanta, GA 30309
I hope this info. helps. I live about 90 minutes away from his office, but the trip is always worth making.
Good luck, and let me know if you need any more help.
gijen

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Hi. I am in NY, so I am not sure of docs in your area, but here is a good resource:
http://www.digestivedistress.com/main/page.php?page_id=116

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Thank you for your input, you never know when it will come in handy. Glad you have a caring doc. Good luck and prayers to you as you continue your fight.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to send me this information. Our doctor here has found a doc at Vanderbilt that is willing to give us a consult after my dad goes through rehab to gain some strength. I am going to continue my search for a specialist and the doc you rec' is where I will probably start. Thank you so much.

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Thank you for the resource. I appreciate the help.

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Dr. Parkman and Dr. Fisher at Temple University hospital are famous in the field.

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Maybe you should ask about TPN for nutriiton and resting the gut for a while. Sarah

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Dr parkman at temple univ hospital philadelphia pa
I now have a stimulator which haa saved my life best of luck

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Dr. Ken Koch at Wake Forest is definitely in the top ten and very personable, Dr. Thomas Abell in MS, Hasler in MI, Parkman in Philly was mentioned, and many others. Ken Koch was my doc for years and has some pretty amazing research going on. I've also seen Richard McCallum when he was in VA(now in Kansas City), and Parkman. E-mail me at hastonc@g-pact.org. I hava list of all the top docs in the country that are in G-PACT's network of physicians and can find you the closest one or the best one for your particular situation. I'm working on getting that on our website as soon as my web program is up and running again! I ran into a kink! :) It shut down, just like my gut! :)

Carissa

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Are you the angel of mercy who recommended the doctor my friend Loie went to? She had a brain tumor on top of GP & CIPO. If you are that person, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for getting her to a doctor who would finally help her. I would take ANY recommendation of specialists from you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Loie is now recouperating from her brain surgery & should be going home tomorrow.
She did amazingly well. She was actually talking to me on the phone HOURS after surgery & sounding better than I've heard her in a long time!!!

Bama family, I hope you get the help you need. You came to the perfect place for info. The people on this site are more helpfull than any doctor I've been to recently. We're actually living with the disease & have tried & true advice. Good luck, & listen to this lady. She's an angel.

Love & prayers, Gajudy

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Dr. Hasler, a specialist I saw in Ann Arbor Michigan is great. Very smart, positive, full of ideas, considers everything. Haven't seen him since 2007, don't know if he's still there. He's part of the University there. Don't bother with Chicago IL. Seriously.

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yeah, no one in Chicago. I'll get back to the rest of you guys today. I got several e-mails. Thanks. :)

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Dr. Satish Rao
Chief
Neuro GI Clinic
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

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Dr. William Hasler
Unov. of MI
1-734-936-7379

Dr. Thomas Abell
University of Mississippi
601-984-4540

Dr. Ken Koch
Wake Forest University
336-716-4557

Drs. Henry Parkman/Fischer
Temple University
215-707-3431

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Those are some of the best based in the regions you all are referring to. I have a national list if you are somewhere else.

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Good list here:
http://www.digestivedistress.com/main/page.php?page_id=116

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I see Dr. Thomas Abell at UMMC. I see that his name was already mentioned. Just wanted to put my two cents in. Dr. Abell and his staff are very caring and helpful. They help make me feel better about the things that I am going through and they take the time to answere questions and concerns that my family has about my illness and situation. I hope this helps. :)

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Do you have any doctors for Florida or southern Ga?

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Carissa, Is there anyone in DFW? or at the Mayo Clinic in Florida?

Renee

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