Is a general practitional the same as a gastroenterologist?

This question was asked in Lebanon, Indiana on 03/27/2012.
What do I do if I cannot find a gastroenterologist for my daughter when she goes off to college? Is it an option to use a general practitioner? Her Remicade treatment every six weeks has kept her symptoms under complete control for the last 4 years.

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 3/28/2012

She most definitely needs to continue seeing a gastroenterologist if she is on Remicade.