Steve’s Story

Steve’s Battle with Ulcerative Colitis:

Steve has been living in Tampa for the past 8 years. He began his career with NYPD in
1986 in Manhattan and was forced to retire from his final assignment in the Forensic
Investigation Division in 1999 due to his ulcerative colitis (UC).

Diagnosis and Challenges:

Steve was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1996, a condition characterized as a
chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. He
has been battling the effects of UC for over 24 years. Initially, he tried to manage his
condition his own way with steroid treatments on and off, but that only landed him in
the hospital with complications due to long-term steroid use and never provided any
long-term relief for his symptoms.

Switching to Remicade at Sage:

Steve has been prescribed other medications to manage his UC as well, but he was
unable to tolerate them and they never got him into remission…until now. His doctor
prescribed Remicade infusion therapy at Sage to combat his UC symptoms in March of
2020, and he has been in complete remission ever since. Steve says his “experience with
Sage has been a very good one” and also made sure to mention that “Jill as the intake
coordinator has been very attentive and Megan has been wonderful as my nurse.” Steve
feels as though Sage has been instrumental in getting his UC into remission