IFFGD/Digestive Health Alliance Care Locator
Directories of health care professionals who specialize in or express an interest in functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS. Covers the United States and several other countries. Newly online in the fall of 2011.
Archive of Selected Evening With The Experts Educational Presentations
people with IBS and others for health care professionals)
From the Drossman Center,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, founded by Douglas Drossman,
MD, FACG. Also founder and
co-director emeritus of the University ofNorth
Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, as well as founder and
president of the Rome FoundatFion, and numerous other clinical, research and
academic roles in the international functional GI field over the past 40 years.
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. (IFFGD)
Excellent videos from the IFFGD
UK National Health Service National Institute for Health
and Clinical Excellence.
Medical Centers that specialize in IBS
Established in 1994 by its Co-Directors -- Douglas A. Drossman, MD and William E. Whitehead, PhD -- as a center of excellence within the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Within ten years, the UNC Center has evolved into a multidisciplinary patient care, research, training, and public education initiative with an annual budget of $1.8 million and a base of 32 faculty, investigators and staff, in addition to visiting and collaborating scholars.
News: UNC Receives NIH Grant
(Best Hospitals 2004: U.S. News & World Report names The Cleveland Clinic one of the nation's top four hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey.)
The Center for Gastrointestinal Motility
Disorders diagnoses and treats patients with motor abnormalities of the stomach,
small intestine and large intestine (colon). Some of these problems are among
the most common health concerns. It’s estimated that constipation affects up to
10 million Americans, while approximately 20 million Americans suffer from the
opposite problem, fecal incontinence.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo
Clinic specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the
digestive tract and liver. It is the largest practice of its kind in the United
States. In any given year, members of the Division perform approximately 30,000
minimally invasive, endoscopic procedures in state-of-the-art facilities.
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
The Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD), is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in existence with a focus on digestive motility diseases and disorders. The organization is most unique in that it is an international non-profit organization which brings together patients, family members, physicians, nurses, basic science and clinical researchers, pharmaceutical and diagnostic corporate representatives, home healthcare professionals, nutritionists, biotech industrialists, other organizations, and those in the community interested in digestive motility diseases and disorders through a variety of resources and programs. It is an organization which focuses on education, the dissemination of information, advocacy, outreach, research, and support.
Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Clinical Update (Professional Guidelines), 2006
IBS Impact blog post 15 Common Misconceptions That Shouldn’t Exist About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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