Expert Tips & Wisdom

Sunscreens

by Lina Woodcock, NP
Use on hands and face daily! I suggest an SPF of at least 4o More...

Acne Skin Care

by Lina Woodcock, NP
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acne

by Lina Woodcock, NP
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Patient Education

Celiac Disease (gluten enteropathy)

People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called "gluten", found in wheat, rye, and barley. The body builds up antibodies against the gluten and these antibodies attack parts of the body. Gastrointestinal symptoms are most common, but celiac disease can also lead to skin, thyroid and other medical disorders. Celiac disease is treated by following a strict gluten-free diet. Celiac disease is hereditary and family members of those with celiac disease may wish to be tested. More...

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a gastroenterologist to look inside the colon (large intestine) and identify inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcerations. It is performed most often used to look for early signs of colorectal cancer. It is recommended that most people get a colonoscopy at age 50, or earlier if there is a family history of colorectal cancer, a personal history of Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis, or other risk factors. Your colon must be completely empty for the colonoscopy to be effective. This is achieved by following "prep" procedures 1 to 3 days beforehand. More...

Crohn's Disease

Crohn’ disease is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and irritation of the the digestive tract, usually the small intestine. Symptoms of Crohn's disease come and go, with remissions lasting weeks or years. Flares can cause a range of symptoms, including severe intestinal pain and bleeding. Treatment options include lifestyle changes (dietary, quit smoking) and medications, including immunomodulators and new biologic therapies. Your gastroenterologist will recommend a treatment based on the severity of symptoms and your response to past treatments. More...

Treatment for GER / GERD

Acid reflux, also called "Gastroesophageal reflux" or GERD happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus.Stomach acid that touches the lining of your esophagus can cause heartburn and acid indigestion. See a your doctor about treatment options, including dietary and lifestyle changes, medications (antacids, H2 blockers, PPIs) and surgical procedure. More...