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Digestive Diseases Center

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Digestive Diseases Center is a single–specialty gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice serving the Florida Panhandle. Our practice consists of five Board Certified Gastroenterologists. We have three office locations and a free-standing endoscopy center, Northwest Florida Gastroenterology Center, to serve our patients. Our Board Certified physicians specialize in treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease (IBS), Barrett’s Esophagus and disease of the liver and pancreas. Additionally, our physician’s perform colonoscopies and endoscopies for screening and diagnostic purposes in the area’s only surgery center specializing solely in gastrointestinal procedures.

If you are looking for advanced, comprehensive patient care, call Digestive Diseases Center for an appointment. Appointments for new patients are available within 24 hours.

Study Finds Association between IBD Activity and Severity of Depression 2/26/2015 : An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer from IBD, and many of them experience anxiety or depression as a result of their condition. In fact, one study found that IBD patients are twice as likely to suffer depression.  
Strep Bacteria Could Be Used to Treat Colon Cancer 2/19/2015 : Dr. John McCormick of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and his colleagues engineered a streptococcal bacterial toxin to attach itself to tumor cells, forcing the immune system to recognize and attack the cancer.  
Talk to a Loved One about Colon Cancer 2/12/2015 : But when you consider that colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in the United States despite being one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, the importance of these discussions becomes obvious.  
African Americans Need Earlier Colon Screenings 2/5/2015 : This annual observance is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. And when it comes to health care, this means drawing awareness to the need for early colon cancer screening.  

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