By Kimberly Weaver, MD, as told to Stephanie Watson
I’m fortunate to work as a gastroenterologist at a time when we have many excellent options for treating Crohn’s disease, including new biologic and small-molecule drugs. The number of new treatments that researchers are studying in clinical trials makes me even more hopeful about the outlook for people with this chronic inflammatory condition.
Choosing the Right Treatment
Treatment for Crohn’s disease is very personalized. I always try to include my patients in the decision-making process. When choosing a medication, I consider its effectiveness and safety. I also consider things like:
- The person’s age
- Their overall health