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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 […]

Free Webinar: Stop Suffering – Learn How to Talk to Your Doctor for Better Health Outcomes

April 20th, 2017 (No Comments)

Free Gastro Girl Webinar Featuring Douglas A. Drossman, MD April 24, 2017 8 PM EDT   Achieving Effective Patient-Provider Communication Register Now! Space is Limited 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 […]

Former Paratrooper, Medical Service Corps Officer Joins Drossman Gastroenterology as Physician Assistant February 2017

February 10th, 2017 (No Comments)

Amy Rodriguez PA-C has joined Drossman Gastroenterology in October 2016 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 […]

Gastro Endo News Interview: New ROME IV Criteria Address Psychosocial & Functional GI Disorders August 2016

August 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

Dr. Douglas Drossman talks to GastroEndoNews about the new ROME IV guidelines, a new algorithm that can help physicians better diagnose and treat patients and how his background in psychiatry helps him in GI. Presented at the 2016 Digestive Disease Week in San Diego. Watch the Video