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I am very picky with doctors and will only go to Dr. Bellaguarda for my Ulcerative Colitis treatment. She truly cares about the health and well-being of her patients. At appointments, she will sit and talk with me about my condition until I'm done. She never makes me feel rushed, which is very important because I only see her once a year. In addition to Dr. Bellaguarda, her nurse Emily is fantastic. Both team members are extremely responsive about my prescriptions"IBD questions.
I always receive excellent care - whether it be a routine office visit, administrative request or a surgical procedure. Dr. Bellaguarda is top notch! Her care for her Patient's wellbeing is extraordinary
Because I've had two colonoscopies by her and they've both have been positive experiences and again she genuinely cares about me as a patient because she reaches out to see how I am doing and I'm sure that she cares about all her patients just the same. She's a professional and does a great job.
I think that Dr. Bellaguarda knows what she's doing and has been very concerned about my well being and on top of that I also had Dr. Vanagunas for many years and he too was a very good gastroenterologist and so that's why I gave a 10 to NWMH Gastroenterology Dept. Because I have experience as a patient and many years going to NWMH for regular colonoscopies and have never experienced any problems.
Great response times from the care team, I generally hear back same day unless I send a message late in the day, which is totally reasonable. The team is also really friendly and, more importantly, answers my questions fully and concisely.
She is a great doctor. She is very responsive and I find our interactions valuable and empowering. I feel like she listens to me and answers my questions fully. She doesn't dumb down or gloss over information. During our appointments, we have real discussions about my health and make plans and decisions together.
She is well versed in all of the latest literary regarding IBD. She has calming effect on me, and also eases my anxiety about symptoms I am experiencing. She is compassionate and patient and listens to me.