University of Virginia GI Team On Their Observership with Drossman Gastroenterology as Part of Rome Foundation Visiting Scholars Program

January 28th, 2018 (No Comments)

I had the honor of welcoming Jeanetta Frye, MD, a Junior Faculty Gastroenterologist,  and Physician Assistant Karen Finke both of the University of Virginia for a two-week observership. They came to the Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care to work with me and my physician assistant Meghan Huff for two-weeks. Their […]

Join Us for Live Webcast: What’s New in the Rome IV Criteria – Friday, Jan. 19, 8:00 am EST

January 17th, 2018 (No Comments)

Join us on Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00 am EST for live webcast covering the latest in Rome IV, diagnosing and treatment of IBS, functional constipation and esophageal disorders, as well as case based learning with the Multidimensional Clinical Profile (MDCP) and algorithms from the Rome Clinical Interactive Decision-Making Toolkit. Who should attend? GI physicians, Primary Care […]

Rome Foundation Review Provides Guidance for Use of Gut-Brain Modulators for Functional GI Disorders

December 30th, 2017 (No Comments)

Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG, President of the Rome Foundation and Drossman Gastroenterology offers insight on new research published online in Gastroenterology, Neuromodulators for Functional GI Disorders (Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction): A Rome Foundation Working Team Report.  Central neuromodulators (antidepressants, antipsychotics and other CNS targeted medications) are increasingly used for treatment of functional GI disorders (FGIDs), […]

Meghan Huff Joins Drossman Gastroenterology as Physician Assistant

September 15th, 2017 (No Comments)

Meghan Huff  PA-C has joined Drossman Gastroenterology  and has already has become an integral part of the practice by enhancing its patient centered philosophy.  She participates in all clinic visits and coordinates medication prescriptions and pre-authorizations and communicates with patients through phone calls and messages to optimize their care in a timely fashion. We asked […]

Drossman Care Says Farewell to Amy Rodriguez PA-C as She Embarks on New Journey

August 15th, 2017 (No Comments)

Amy Rodriguez PA-C joined Drossman Gastroenterology in October 2016 and will soon be leaving to embark on a new journey in life. She was an integral part of the practice by enhancing its patient centered philosophy.  She participates in all clinic visits and coordinates medication prescriptions and pre-authorizations and communicates with patients through phone calls […]

Rome Foundation’s Dr. Laurie Keefer, Featured in NBC News on Efficacy of Hypnosis for GI Disorders

July 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

Hypnosis is a well-recognized treatment for functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) including IBS with proven scientific benefit. Recently the news media has taken great interest in this treatment as shown in this NBC News feature that highlights Laurie Keefer, PhD from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Keefer is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist […]

Understanding and Managing Pain in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Tips and Insight

June 29th, 2017 (No Comments)

This is an excerpt from a recent article I authored for the IFFGD. It appears here with permission. Read full article  Pain, by definition, is the dominant symptom experienced by patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Three out of 4 people with IBS report continuous or frequent abdominal pain, with pain the primary factor that […]

What Do Patients Want? Honesty, Respect, Effective Communications

June 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

My career has included a focus on the value of patient-provider relationship and the value of effective communications. It’s great to see continued dialogue on this important and vital topic in healthcare, such as this video that appeared recently, on MedPage Today where Ron Harman King of Vanguard Communications discusses how patient review patterns match studies […]

Now Available Webinar Recording Achieving Effective Patient-Provider Communication with Dr. Drossman

May 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

One of the greatest problems that emerges with continually decreasing amounts of time that clinicians can spend with patients include the inability to: 1) obtain sufficient high quality information about the illness and 2) have quality time to establish an effective patient-provider relationship. This can result in inaccurate diagnoses and treatments as well as patient […]

Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit Demo at DDW 2017 – Booth #3535

May 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

The Rome Foundation, in collaboration with LogicNets, has created the Rome IV Interactive Clinical Decision Toolkit. This new intelligent software system addresses the sophistication and complexity of FGID diagnosis and treatment protocols by providing an online resource to assist practitioners in achieving optimal clinical outcomes. It offers a powerful online and interactive approach for accessing […]