Gastrointestinal disorders can be painful, disruptive, and embarrassing. While there is sometimes a simple solution, GI problems are often the result of complex underlying issues, and it can be difficult to figure out how to treat them. GI problems can result from something simple to resolve, such as a food intolerance, or they can indicate something as life-threatening as colon cancer. Going to a doctor of internal medicine for gastrointestinal treatment is the best way to pinpoint aggravating factors, as well as investigate potentially-serious issues.
What Gastrointestinal Treatment is Right for You?
Gastrointestinal problems can include disorders such as digestive dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn, Celiac, constipation, or ulcerative colitis. Depending on the root causes and severity of the GI problems, there are a variety of treatments available. Your doctor will help you find the one that is right for you.
In order to diagnose the problem, your doctor sometimes needs to see an image of your intestines to look for abnormalities. This can be accomplished by ultrasound, x-ray, MRI, colonoscopy, or endoscopy. After identifying the problem, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you.
Some symptoms of GI problems can be relieved by starting a healthy diet and exercise routine. Eating foods high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables, and staying well-hydrated can help with constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and other digestive problems. Learning to manage stress has also been known to help reduce unpleasant symptoms.
Your doctor might prescribe medications or antibiotics in order to treat the symptoms. However, if a serious disease is discovered, surgery may be required in order to remove the problem area directly.
There are also a number of natural treatments for GI problems. Probiotics and herbal remedies have been shown to be effective in treating gastrointestinal problems. Natural remedies usually do not have adverse side effects, and they help to balance your health holistically.
How Our Services Can Help You
At Virginia Integrative Practice, we are equipped to treat gastrointestinal problems, using both modern internal medicine, and effective natural therapies.
We strive to communicate with the patient in order to address his or her concerns in the best way possible. After diagnosing the problem, we will work together to find a personalized treatment, tailored to your specific needs.
Our practice combines the best of both internal medicine and natural treatments, to ease unpleasant symptoms, discover and eliminate the underlying causes, and ensure the disease is properly treated and never returns.
Local, Professional Gastrointestinal Doctors
Virginia Integrative Practice is proud to offer treatment for gastrointestinal problems at our practice. Our healthcare professionals are experienced and qualified. We look forward to giving you the best care possible.
Meet Dr. Wallisa Vaughn:
Dr. Vaughn, MD has extensive expertise in both Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine where she combines the best of Internal Medicine with medical scientific based natural therapies. Dr. Vaughn has over 11 years experience working in hospitals and medical clinics. She is adept in caring for challenging, complex cases. She completed her medical residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center Residency in South Carolina, and is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Patients comment, ‘she is the physician they have been looking for who effectively addressed my challenging conditions. Not only is she one of the sharpest docs I have met, she treats me with kindness, dignity, and respect.’
Meet Dr. Gelane Gemechisa:
Dr. Gelane, known as Dr. G., has extensive experience both in medical clinics and in hospitals. She has grown accustomed to caring for challenging, complex cases, and with her background as the daughter of a Christian pastor, she emphasizes compassion and empathy for every patient. Using her excellent medical skills, she has an integrative approach that combines natural therapies with appropriate prescriptions. Dr. G devises a plan of treatment that is tailored individually for your optimal health.