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Top 5 Digestive Problems that Affect Men

June is Men’s Health Month and we want to bring attention to gastrointestinal conditions that affect a large number of men. Belching, Bloating, and Flatulence Belching, bloating, and flatulence occurs when swallowed air is accumulated in the stomach. The air can either be belched out or can be passed out of the stomach into the small intestine and then passed as rectal gas (flatus). (more…)

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The A, B, Cs of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the liver. This inflammation can cause damage to the liver and disrupt the liver’s ability to function properly. Some types of hepatitis can cause chronic or long-term damage, to the liver. This is why it is important to determine the cause of the inflammation and treat it correctly. Below is a summary of the different variations of hepatitis. (more…)

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Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Patients seen by a gastroenterology provider will often comment, “I was told years ago that I have IBS, but I’ve never been tested for it!”  Despite the fact that “IBS” is a familiar term, there are many misconceptions about the disorder.  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a familiar chief complaint seen by gastroenterologists.  Studies suggest that roughly 10% of people in North America have IBS and that the disorder accounts for 25-50% of all referrals to gastroenterologists. (more…)

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Doctor David Ramsay Named Fellow of the AGA

We are happy to announce that Dr. David Ramsay has been named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest, and most prestigious medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Through the fellowship program, AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical, private, or academic practice and in basic or clinical research. Fellowships are awarded to AGA members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate a personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology. (more…)

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Resolutions for Your Digestive Health

As you make your 2020 resolutions, you may be thinking about better managing your finances, exercising more or losing weight. Many even look at ways to reduce stress and be more present in the moment. What you may not think of is bacteria and how it can positively affect your health. Whatever goals you are setting for yourself this year, consider these tips to help you live your best life and improve your overall wellbeing and GI health. (more…)

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New Year’s Resolutions

Every year more and more people make New Year’s resolutions to start the year right and the video above highlighted the three most popular resolutions. Are these on your list? Unfortunately, there is an 80% failure rate on these resolutions and most people lose their resolve by mid-February. Why? There are different opinions on this matter, but it can be broken down into 5 basic reasons: (more…)

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Trouble Swallowing? It Can Be Dysphagia

With the holidays in full swing, food is always at the center. For some people, though, eating and swallowing make enjoying this time more difficult. Do you have difficulty swallowing? When eating, do you feel like you are choking? Do you get a strangling sensation in your throat? The medical term for this sensation is “dysphagia.” It can occur in anyone but is the most common among older adults.  (more…)

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Ranitidine (Zantac) Provider Recommendation

If you are a patient that is currently taking ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac, and you are worried about the recent news and FDA statement, we want to answer your questions. Concern: There has been a report that several manufacturers have found low levels of a contaminant called NDMA in their products. NDMA is a possible carcinogen. (more…)

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What is a Physician Assistant?

“Are you the Nurse?” “What’s a PA?” “When will I see the doctor?” These are common questions patients have when introduced to a Physician Assistant. We will help you identify the differences between a Physician Assistant, a Nurse Practitioner, and Physician to make a more informed decision on selecting who to see for your appointment. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants, or more commonly PAs, are health care practitioners who can assess, treat and manage medical conditions, including prescribing medications.  (more…)

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