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Are we really training learners to manage diseases?
If you pay close attention to medical education and training, you have surely read something like this as an goal or learning objective: “Manage inflammatory bowel disease and its complications” However, this is not exactly what our goals should be. One push in the … Continue reading
I’ve heard it dozens of times: My gastroenterologist says s/he can’t do my endoscopy and colonoscopy on the same day. Sometimes it’s because it was considered too “dangerous”. Occasionally it’s because “that’s not the way we do it”. Sorry, that doesn’t … Continue reading
How to Become a Famous Doctor: A 4-Step Primer
After years of languishing and trying to figure out how to become famous in medicine, I have finally realized the key! How did I finally reach my epiphany? Well, one particular doctor (who shall remain nameless) has become famous in my … Continue reading
The Endoscopy: An Original Poem
It just doesn’t look right in the blog format, so click here if you’d like to read my poem. Below is the brief backstory…if you’re interested in what happened. Please read the poem first.
Posted in Endoscopy Tagged endoscopy, gastroenterology, patient care Leave a comment
Doc, can I use this natural supplement?
A little while back, I saw a patient in my reflux practice who had recently stopped her PPI and substituted licorice root to help keep her acid reflux symptoms under control. She told me that her symptoms were still under … Continue reading
Posted in CAM, GERD Tagged esophagus, gastroenterology, GERD, heartburn, herbs, patient care, reflux 6 Comments
DDW Day 3
Yesterday was a good day for esophageal research and topics. I attended a session on GERD pharmacotherapy and GERD diagnosis, and the poster session. The video blog is (ahem) still uploading…I’ll get that link up here shortly. The very brief … Continue reading
Posted in gastroenterology Tagged DDW, gastroenterology, GERD, reflux Leave a comment