1. Estimate the prevalence of common gastrointestinal (GI) conditions in your pediatric patient population.
2. Maintain a reasonable index for less common GI problems in children, such as eosinophilic esophagitis and gallbladder disease.
3. Develop treatment recommendations for GI conditions seen in your practice.
4. Counsel families about dietary and lifestyle changes required for treatment of GI conditions such as celiac disease.
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