Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
1. Apply evidence-based diagnostic criteria to evaluate patients presenting with recurrent or episodicabdominal 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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Kate Martin, MD, MPH, FAAFP, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Las Vegas
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