Dr. Drossman is committed to teaching communication skills to physicians as a means to enhance the patient-doctor relationship. In this brief video, he discusses the educational center he has developed to accomplish this.

Overview of IBS and Other Functional GI Disorders
Dr. Drossman’s talk from the annual Symposium for Patients at the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders. Dr Drossman participated in the annual Symposium for Patients: Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders in July 2012. Please visit the UNC Functional GI and motility Center website to view other talks from this educational symposium.

12 Gurus
Dr. Drossman’s presentation to help understand the reasons why patients with functional GI disorders sometimes feel like they are being treated differently.  He then discusses ways in which physicians can improve their understanding of patients and how to employ methods to improve communication between doctor and patient. This was presented at the 12 Gurus Health Symposium in NYC on March 29, 2012.

Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain – Douglas A. Drossman, MD | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Dr. Drossman gave the Mellinkoff invited lecture at UCLA in 2016. This video presents the understanding and management of patients with IBS and also chronic abdominal pain and how that relates to brain-gut interactions. An understanding about the pathophysiology and the approach to treatment is provided. Although given to medical physicians, patients and other interested individuals may benefit from the information presented.

Healthy Mind Healthy Body: Talking about your GI health
This video focuses on patient related aspects of addressing personal GI health issues with the physician.  Patient centerd care is seen primarily through Dr. Drossman’s practice which focuses on management of difficult to treat GI disorders and ways to enhance the physician-patient relationship.  Information is given about how to prepare for the visit, understanding the impairment of quality of life with severe symptoms and methods to improve self management as illustrated through real patients.  Other national experts in the video include Dr. William Chey at Univ. of Michigan and Dr. Nick Shaheen at UNC.

Biopsychosocial Approach to IBS.
An educational video that helps physicians understand the differences between patients with mild, moderate and severe IBS, presented using case formats

Second Opinion series on PBS, produced by WXXI I Rochester, NY. Erin Slater was diagnosed with IBS at age 17, she experienced the life-altering symptoms first hand. As an expert, Dr. Drossman discusses the treatment options and Erin talks about the challenges of living with IBS.

IBS – Transforming your life through IBS Management.
This video portrays the life stories of six patients with IBS and how with the help of their doctors they learned to improve their adjustment to the disorder and their quality of life.


Cutting Edge Medical Report IBS
Experts in IBS discuss management strategies for IBS along with patient reports about their experiences with IBS.