Irritable Bowel Syndrome
1. Apply evidence-based diagnostic criteria to evaluate patients presenting with recurrent or episodic abdominal pain for IBS.
2. Establish referral and follow-up protocol with a gastroenterologist for patients exhibiting red flags for other diseases.
3. Develop treatment plans that involve positive patient-physician communication, shared decision-making, and follow-up strategies that result in symptom relief and improved quality of life.
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William R. Sonnenberg, MD, FAAFP – Private Practice, Titusville, Pennsylvania
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