Tag Archives: GERD

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

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Can you have your colonoscopy and endoscopy on the same day?

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

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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

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DDW Day 4

Well, it’s the last day of DDW.  I’m already here, so I’m actually creating this blogpost during one of the esophageal motility sessions.  I posted my video blog about yesterday’s sessions here. The one study that I forgot to include … Continue reading

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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

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DDW Day 2

So my first day of live tweeting from DDW went fairly well.  I only attended 2 sessions and presented my poster.  Unfortunately I didn’t get to see any other posters because of the amazing foot traffic at my poster that … Continue reading

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A Physician’s View about Medical Necessity

“Doc, do I really NEED this medication?” In my practice, I seem to hear this question (or something like it) on a daily basis.  The question is not always about a medication, maybe it’s about a lab test or a … Continue reading

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