KNOW YOUR SPE­CIAL­IST… Gas­troen­terol­o­gist

Wellness Update - - Meet Our Doctors -

The med­i­cal com­mu­nity has be­come a vast va­ri­ety of spe­cial­ties and sub­spe­cial­ties. Gone are the days of see­ing one doc­tor for “all that ails you”. Now, your Pri­mary Care Physi­cian (or Gen­er­al­ist) is re­fer­ring pa­tients to spe­cial­ists who con­cen­trate their prac­tice on par­tic­u­lar ill­nesses that in­volve spe­cific tis­sues or or­gan sys­tems within the body. From Anes­the­sia to Nephrol­ogy to Urol­ogy, th­ese doc­tors have added a num­ber of years on to their ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing to give their pa­tients an added level of care. Wad­ing through this sea of spe­cial­ties can be in­tim­i­dat­ing and over­whelm­ing. We would like to help take the fear and con­fu­sion out of this nec­es­sary level of med­i­cal care. In this lat­est ad­di­tion to our reg­u­lar line up, we will be dis­cussing dif­fer­ent spe­cial­ties— the doc­tors train­ing, their ex­per­tise, what are some of the symp­toms you may ex­pe­ri­ence, and the types of test­ing or screen­ing you may see in this spe­cialty. This is­sue we look at gas­troen­terol­ogy.

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