Third annual GI Roundtable is a success

More than 200 physicians specializing in gastroenterology gathered in Boston over St. Patrick’s Day weekend for the third annual GI Roundtable, which was co-founded by Knoxville’s Dr. Bergein “Gene” Overholt of Gastrointestinal Associates. The theme of the 2013 GI Roundtable was “Dealing with Disruptive Change.” Change has become perhaps one of the only constants in medicine as health reform measures … Read More

Is your medication causing diarrhea?

The Federal Drug Administration has recently warned that some common acid-reducing medications may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection-related diarrhea. C-diff is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and damage to the lining of the colon leading to severe diarrhea. Typically the infection occurs after antibiotic therapy, when too much helpful bacteria has been destroyed allowing the C-diff … Read More

What’s making you burp?

If you have been experiencing acid reflux, heartburn and belching, even nausea or chest pain, you could have a hiatal hernia. The condition is extremely common, often going undiagnosed and untreated for years.  Being largely asymptomatic, you may never know you have one unless your doctor finds it while checking for another condition.


The Facts about Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis If you’re struggling with abdominal cramps, gas and diarrhea alternating with constipation, you may be one of many people suffering from diverticulosis.