Digestive Diseases Center
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.
Do E-Cigarettes Pose a Threat for Colon Cancer Risk?
A recent laboratory study, led by UCLA professor Dr. Steven M. Dubinett, found that the nicotine-laced vapor from electronic cigarettes promoted the development of cancer in human lung cells, similar to the way that tobacco smoke does.
Pros and Cons of Buying Organic Food
In terms of nutrition, there is little difference between organic food and regular food. The primary health concern lies in exposure to pesticide residues, hormones and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Zumba for Digestive Health
Zumba falls into the category of aerobic exercise, which is an integral part of keeping your digestive system healthy. Aerobic exercise promotes digestion by increasing blood flow to the organs and stimulating the muscles of the GI tract.
Pros and Cons of Probiotic Supplements
Should you take a pill supplement, or choose foods that naturally contain probiotics? Each method has its own pros and cons, so here are some things to consider when deciding one works best for you.