**Please understand this Interview with gastroenterologist, Dr. Mark L. Chapman, IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE and was conducted simply for informative purposes as Dr. Chapman is one of the “Medical Experts” on the Crohn’s Disease Documentary I am currently producing with my Charitable Foundation, “Crohn’s Disease Warrior Patrol” (the “CDWP). Therefore, if you have medical issues or questions, please consult with your own Physician.
This is Part 1 of 2, of a September 10, 2013 interview I conducted with New York City-based Gastroenterologist Dr. Mark L. Chapman, arguably one of the world’s foremost authorities on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (“IBD). To that end, Dr. Chapman is literally one of the WORLD’S leading minds on Crohn’s Disease and IBD and he has been practicing out of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City (with a Private Practice in the Upper East Side of Manhattan) since 1961 and during that time has seen, by his own estimate, over 125,000 patients.
The entire interview is being used for the aforementioned Documentary but I felt Dr. Chapman’s answers were so enlightening that I had to share them with others as soon as possible. Part 2 will be posted some time next week or the week after that. In this portion of the Interview, Dr. Chapman provides succinct explanations for the differences between Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis and even for a diagnosis of “Crohn’s Colitis.” Dr. Chapman also explains the serious symptoms associated with having Severe Crohn’s Disease based on his 50+ years of practicing Gastroenterology as one of the two primary partners in one of the world’s busiest and most well-respected Gastroenterology Medical Practices.
This Interview is another addition to the growing CDWP Video Library intended to address issues of interest to those battling IBD and to Raise Awareness of these often debilitating diseases. In that regard, I was careful to ask questions of Dr. Chapman which I thought other patients would want to ask.
Enjoy the Interview and PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST COMMENTS. Thank you.