The Benefits of Having a Multidisciplinary Team for Digestive Care

Northwestern Medicine
Gastroenterology March 31, 2015
Digestive health problems are a common concern for many Americans. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, between 60 to 70 million* people are affected by digestive diseases in America alone. But a problem that is often encountered by those suffering from a digestive health issue is finding out exactly what they are suffering from and what to do about it. Symptoms like consistent or reoccurring abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea are often signs that seeing a specialist is needed, but even then, the most appropriate diagnosis or treatment can be missed.

According to Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center, that is why providing patients with a multidisciplinary care can be so beneficial. This approach provides patients with the opportunity to receive a well-reviewed diagnosis by a variety specialists and a personalized care plan moving forward. Watch the video to learn more about the benefits of multidisciplinary care and its use at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center.


Learn more about the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center and to schedule an appointment, call 312.695.5620. 
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