Gastroenterology is the treatment of various digestive disorders and can be effectively monitored and treated using telemedicine technology. Whether you’re experiencing a new symptom or acute illness or are seeking care for a chronic health condition, Linda Clark NP can help. The digestive system is an extensive and complex system, including the pancreas, colon, stomach, throat, intestines, liver, and gallbladder. When pain or discomfort appears in any of these areas, it’s time to connect with our offices through our telemedicine services to develop a care plan.
We Make A Broad Range Of Gastroenterology Care Available Through Telemedicine
With so many individual organs and tissues involved in the digestive process, a thorough understanding of the system is necessary to provide effective diagnosis and treatment. The initial treatment will involve a consultation to determine your complaints, often followed by a referral to a lab local to you for testing and imaging. Gastroenterology concerns include a broad range of conditions, including:
- Bowel Disorders – This term involves conditions that directly affect your intestines, including the digestion and absorption of food. Symptoms such as constipation, bloating, nausea, and diarrhea can all point to serious concerns that can have serious complications if left untreated.
- Colorectal Cancer – This form of cancer is exceptionally treatable if caught early enough. Unfortunately, due to a lack of symptoms, it often isn’t detected before it becomes difficult to treat. Regular checkups and learning what lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk are things we can help with.
- Esophageal Disorders – Carrying food down from your mouth, through your throat, and into the stomach is the hollow tube known as the esophagus. While there are numerous complications that can be traced back to the esophagus, the primary symptom is difficulty swallowing. Heartburn, GERD, and Acid Reflux are examples of esophageal disorders.
- Ulcerative Colitis – This condition involves the inflammation of the colon, rectum, and large intestine, including the formation of ulcers throughout the digestive tract. These ulcers develop over time, so catching the symptoms early can help prevent their advance. Rectal bleeding, diarrhea with blood or pus, weight loss, fatigue, fever, and abdominal cramping are all symptoms to look out for.
This list is a compilation of just a few of the gastrointestinal conditions that we can provide care for using telemedicine services. Many of these illnesses can result in a loss of quality of life as the result of pain, discomfort, and a loss of the ability to enjoy our favorite foods.
Seeking Telemedicine Treatment From Linda Clark NP for Gastroenterological Needs
If you’ve been experiencing symptoms associated with GI concerns but haven’t felt they’re serious enough to warrant the inconvenience of an office visit, schedule an appointment today. By working with our offices, you’ll be able to arrange a telehealth visit at a time that’s convenient for you. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your symptoms and concerns and then develop a care plan. This often begins with a trip to a local lab to get necessary testing and imaging, which will be gone over at your next telehealth visit. Don’t let the inconvenience of an office visit keep you from getting the care you need; call and schedule a telemedicine appointment with Linda Clark NP, today!