A Worthy Way to Honor Women

It does seem that we are honoring more and more people and professions these days.  For example, we have Administrative Professionals Day, Bicycle Safety Month, International Chocolate Day, National Day of the Cowboy and even National Third Shift Workers Day!  Everyone wants a piece of recognition for what they do.  Eventually, the calendar will be … Continued

What is the Difference Between a Screening and Diagnostic Colonoscopy?

Many patients are confused by the difference between a screening and a diagnostic colonoscopy.  While the procedure is performed is the same, the difference is why the colonoscopy is being done. Before you have your colonoscopy, it is important to contact your insurance company about your benefits so that you understand the coverage prior to … Continued

Could Your Gut Distress Be Caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Are you experiencing abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea? Perhaps you thought your gut distress was the result of anxiety or a poor diet. Might it be Crohn’s disease or celiac disease? How about gallbladder attacks? A parasite? Might it be the dreaded gluten, which has received so much press lately? … Continued

What Are Common Myths About Colonoscopy?

We live in an era of fake news.  While adding a few ‘extra facts’ to a story might make it more entertaining, this is not a strategy I support in the medical profession.  Patients need to hear the truth.  For example, in my field of gastroenterology, I am frequently counseling patients who have been fed … Continued