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  1. Marmar

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    I believe my lady has pancreatitis from the symptoms I found online. I told her to go to the new hospital witch she did this morning early. The secretary told her it was just gas an come back tomorrow. Today is now 4 days in pain. She didn't tell me until yesterday about it. Anyone know or could recommend a Good doctor she could see today.
    Upper stomach pain. Hurts more after she eats. An she said it came on suddenly. From what I've read this could be very serious.
     
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    The worrying thing is that the 'diagnosis' came from a secretary! Not acceptable.

    In my opinion, you must take her to hospital today and have this checked out - time can be a major factor in some illnesses. You are correct that pancreatitis is very serious and needs urgent care - but it might be something else (so do not worry too much). I say this not to scare you but to emphasize what you already think.

    I have looked back at a list of Medical specialists I put on this Forum in 2019 and it seems there is a shortage of gastroenterologists recommended. I quote the following contribution a member "Family doctor: Dr. Rowena Samaras, SUMC, Medical Arts Building, Room 227. [I assume she would direct you to a specialist.]

    I have personal experience of a 'general' doctor with an office next to Dr Henry Tan at Holy Child - his name begins with a 'G' but I cannot recall it in full. I am certain he would direct you to a specialist. Dr Tan is also very good but I don't think gastro is his department.
     
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    Dr. Credo is a very good GI doctor. She floats between Aces and SUMC.
    Her secretary's cell is 0918 410 8705. I suggest you contact the for an appointment. Usually the Dr holds here clinic starting around 4:00 pm until she has seen everyone.
    Good luck
     
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    Thank you. She's on her way to SMU right now . Will let you know.
     
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    Thank you very much
    She's on her way to SMU right now.
     
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    What a nightmare. After she went to SMU someone outside the hospital told her she had to go into 14 day quarantine first. So she left an went to another regular doctor a friend told her to go to. She comes home with a few prescriptions. Doc saying without any testing it's an ulcer. Finally she does have an appointment with Dr Credo this afternoon.
     
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    Just wondering how things went with Dr. Credo and your wife. Hope all well but wanted to hear.

    By the way, I have need of a specialist and found the medical/dental listing prepared by @Notmyrealname very helpful. Thank you ! I have been here over 5 years but still find the system confusing and erratic. To be able to refer to the list in one place is great and obviously it's a document which is changing - so thanks for your work with the updates.
     
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    Thanks for the positive input.

    A VERY small minority of members actually resent being given information, especially if it consists of more than a few words - they seem not to grasp that they have the ability to skip what they don't like or what overloads them!

    But at the times someone needs information, it can often be found here on this Forum on a wide range of subjects and posted by members with a huge combined range of knowledge and experience (that is the only reason I was able to construct that list). Very many will go out of their way to help and that is the real strength of this really amazing website.
     
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