What Do Patients Want? Honesty, Respect, Effective Communications

June 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

My career has included a focus on the value of patient-provider relationship and the value of effective communications. It’s great to see continued dialogue on this important and vital topic in healthcare, such as this video that appeared recently, on MedPage Today where Ron Harman King of Vanguard Communications discusses how patient review patterns match studies […]

Free Webinar: Stop Suffering – Learn How to Talk to Your Doctor for Better Health Outcomes

April 20th, 2017 (No Comments)

Free Gastro Girl Webinar Featuring Douglas A. Drossman  April 24, 2017 8 PM EDT Achieving Effective Patient-Provider Communication Register Now! Space is Limited One of the greatest problems that emerges with continually decreasing amounts of time that clinicians can spend with patients include the inability to: 1) obtain sufficient high quality information about the illness and […]

Dr. Drossman Webinar Recording Available: “How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit”

April 21st, 2015 (No Comments)

Whether you (or a loved one) have already been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or are struggling silently with gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea and are afraid or embarrassed to talk to your doctor, I offer the tips and information you need to make the most of your next […]

Watch Dr. Drossman’s Latest Presentations on Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit and GI Risks of Pain Medication

March 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Watch Dr. Drossman’s  Presentations that he gave at the UNC Center for Functional and GI Motility Disorders Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders: A Symposium for Patients on June 22, 2014 at the  Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C.   Dr. Drossman joined other top U.S. experts on functional gastrointestinal disorders in giving  presentations designed to update patients […]

Results of Drossman Gastroenterology Satisfaction Survey

August 3rd, 2013 (No Comments)

Over the last year, Drossman Gastroenterology has sent patients a 39 item survey to asses satisfaction with the practice.  Items relate to whether patients are receiving adequate explanation, provided enough time and whether expectations for care are met.  Patients were asked to answer each question as (1) Strongly Disagree; (2) Disagree; (3) Neither Agree or […]

10th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

August 3rd, 2013 (No Comments)

In April 2013 the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (IFFGD) held its tenth biennial international symposium on functional GI disorders.  Dr Drossman, was the symposium program director, a position that he has help for the past 20 years.  The link below will take you to the audio recordings from selected Plenary sessions.

DrossmanCare New Website Goes Live

June 2nd, 2013 (No Comments)

The Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care (DrossmanCare) is focused on improving healthcare by improving doctor-patient communications. Improving these communications is shown to improve healthcare outcomes for both patient and doctor. With the DrossmanCare training, doctors, physician assistants, and nurses can learn how to communicate with patients for maximum benefit, increasing […]

Turning Attention to Returning Vets During IBS Awareness Month

March 27th, 2013 (No Comments)

IFFGD Looks at Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Progress to Improve Treatment for Returning Military Contact: Jill Godsey 414-964-1799 MILWAUKEE, April 1, 2013 – Many veterans returning from service in Gulf War regions are finding themselves faced with gastrointestinal problems. During April, IBS Awareness Month, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) highlights […]

New gastroenterology website points to patient-centered philosophy

March 5th, 2013 (No Comments)

Drossman Gastroenterology’s new website is a testament to Dr. Drossman’s belief that successful treatment depends on the fundamental values of listening actively, providing patient-centered care, and collaborating in treatment. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 March 2013 A new website recently launched for Drossman Gastroenterology seeks to offer hope to current and future patients with functional gastrointestinal […]