The brain-gut interaction has been a topic of growing interest in recent years. In this unique video interview with Joyful Belly, Dr. Drossman outlines the psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect digestion.

Dr. Drossman is committed to teaching communication skills to physicians as a means to enhance the patient-doctor relationship. In this brief video, he discusses the educational center he has developed to accomplish this.

unc grand rounds

In September, 2013, I had the honor of presenting on, “Understanding and Treating Patients with Refractory Functional Abdominal Pain,” during the University of North Carolina’s Medicine Grand Rounds. In my presentation I share with the audience that I have really tried very hard to committ to understanding some of the more challenging patient cases, particulary those patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders(FGIDs.) I tried to bring some of this experience to the audience by asking them to put themeselves in the office setting as we dissect a case.

You can watch my entire presentation here, courtesy of  UNC Medicine Grand Rounds.

This is an example of the projects created by DrossmanCare. The video demonstrates a program for the American Gastroenterology Association and the Rome Foundation in teaching communication skills via lectures, role plays and small group sessions using patient simmulators.

Doc, I want another CT: How To Communicate a Difficult Issue
This video was developed in response to the American Gastroenterology Association and the American Board of Internal Medicine’s initiative to reduce unnecessary and expensive testing in GI health care. Here the video demonstrates how the physician can provide good communication skills to address the patient’s request for another CT scan for chronic abdominal pain, when it is not necessary.

This is an example of one of the workshop sessions filmed during the Rome-AGA Communication Skills workshop. In this video, Dr. Drossman interviews a simulated husband and wife and facilitates discussion of the interaction with participants from the audience.

12 Gurus
Dr. Drossman’s presentation to help understand the reasons why patients with functional GI disorders sometimes feel like they are being treated differently. He then discusses ways in which physicians can improve their understanding of patients and how to employ methods to improve communication between doctor and patient. This was presented at the 12 Gurus Health Symposium in NYC on March 29, 2012.

Healthy Mind Healthy Body: Talking about your GI health
This video focuses on patient related aspects of addressing personal GI health issues with the physician. Patient centerd care is seen primarily through Dr. Drossman’s practice which focuses on management of difficult to treat GI disorders and ways to enhance the physician-patient relationship. Information is given about how to prepare for the visit, understanding the impairment of quality of life with severe symptoms and methods to improve self management as illustrated through real patients. Other national experts in the video include Dr. William Chey at Univ. of Michigan and Dr. Nick Shaheen at UNC.

Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain – Douglas A. Drossman, MD | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Dr. Drossman gave the Mellinkoff invited lecture at UCLA in 2016.  This video presents the understanding and management of patients with IBS and also chronic abdominal pain and how that relates to brain-gut interactions.  An understanding about the pathophysiology and the approach to treatment is provided.  Although given to medical physicians, patients and other interested individuals may benefit from the information presented.

Overview of IBS and Other Functional GI Disorders
Dr. Drossman’s talk from the annual Symposium for Patients at the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders. Dr Drossman participated in the annual Symposium for Patients: Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders in July 2012. Please visit the UNC Functional GI and Motility Center website to view other talks from this educational symposium.

Second Opinion series on PBS, produced by WXXI I Rochester, NY. Erin Slater was diagnosed with IBS at age 17, she experienced the life-altering symptoms first hand. As an expert, Dr. Drossman discusses the treatment options and Erin talks about the challenges of living with IBS.

Biopsychosocial Approach to IBS.
An educational video that helps physicians understand the differences between patients with mild, moderate and severe IBS, presented using case formats