Patients: The CDC has ranked us as COVID Community Level: High. We recommend all patients and visitors wear a facemask while inside our facilities. You may bring one visitor age 16 or older to your appointment. No children are allowed at appointments. If you or anyone in direct contact have tested positive for COVID-19 or have fever, flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

Category: Gastrointestinal Health

You have heard of different popular diets. However, the “Western Diet” is a generalization regarding the poor diet many Americans are thought to eat on a regular basis and what it might mean for your health, overall.   The Western Diet The Western diet is a modern diet where prepackaged foods, refined grains, fried foods, […]

Read more

By James M. Stewart, MD Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) is a common problem that many people experience. Oftentimes, trouble swallowing is caused by acid reflux or even a small, but harmless, narrowing of the esophagus may cause food to stick in the throat. These conditions are usually assessed with an upper endoscopy where a dilation of […]

Read more

  A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the normal and disease processes of the digestive system. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. A gastroenterologist (sometimes called a GI doctor) completes their medical degree, usually in Internal Medicine, then completes an intense, specialty fellowship […]

Read more
November 6, 2018

By Andrew Heiner, MD and May Marschner, PA-C As the interest in probiotics has greatly increased nationwide, it is important to know that there is very limited data supporting when to use probiotics, which strains are most effective, and what benefits they actually provide. Recent studies to determine the effectiveness and benefits (or negative effects) […]

Read more

By Steven G. Desautels Obesity is a growing medical and public health problem worldwide. The health implications of obesity include a wide spectrum of benign digestive diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus (BE), erosive esophagitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), gallstones, and pancreatitis and digestive organ cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma […]

Read more

“Clean eating” is a popular trend in food preparation and consumption. What it really means is choosing foods that are as close to their natural state as possible (meaning without added chemicals, salt and sugars where possible). If you’re having digestive issues, particularly after eating certain foods, it’s worth considering a month or more of […]

Read more
Search
Categories
Topics
Archives