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Dr. Diego Gomez – Gastroenterologist – Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Diego Gomez

what type of doctor: Gastroenterologist

Colonoscopies: this doctor can do a colonoscopy

Doctor’s office Address:
1139 E High Street
Charlottesville, VA USA 22902

Phone Number: (434) 817-8484

Comments:

Dr. Gomez was my first GI doc. I saw him for about 8 years. He is knowledgeable and has a lot of experience but often seems very rushed. I found it helpful to write down a lot of questions before my appointment but sometimes he gave me the impression that he didn’t have the time to answer all of them. I think he’s used to working with older patients that already know a lot about UC because he wasn’t too thorough in explaining to me what was going on with my body and all the options available to help it. For example, after six months of dealing with a lot of pain I had to specifically ask if there were any pain medications for UC out there– he had never mentioned any despite my continuous complaints of pain. The other office staff are always helpful and his office worked with my insurance but the most frustrating thing was that it took such a long time to get an appointment, even when I had urgent need. Eventually I switched to another doctor because I realized I was avoiding treatment due to my bad experiences.

2 Responses to Dr. Diego Gomez – Gastroenterologist – Charlottesville, VA

  1. Holly May 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    This is the same thing that happened to my son. He is in severe pain and it seems so cruel. Everyone asks him what his pain # is. but no one ever treats it. Finally we got a good MD who has found the only other GI guy here. The MD gave him something for pain. He doesnt have to “suck it up”. he said whatever the GI cant or wont treat, I will.
    The last one said you might as well just cut it out. Surgery doesnt seem like it should be the first course of treatment. He said it several times. When I asked if he could have something for his pain so he could at least sleep a couple of hours a night, he said he only treats the intestine. Keep searching. Get a good MD. and dont settle for someone who has no compassion. It only causes stress and thats the worst thing. Feel better!

  2. Kyle October 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Similar experience. Very curt visits, and I didn’t feel comfortable speaking to him openly. Do NOT visit Gomez if you are needing help with hemorrhoids or fissures. Nothing I was given ever healed my fissure that I had for over two full years. I recently moved, and as of the first day to my new GI, she saw that I had a skin tag covering the fissure. In less than a week, we removed the fissure and two years of gut wrenching pain is finally over.

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