Top GI Problems Affecting Men (Men’s Health Month)

Men in general tend to have less sensitive guts than women; however, women are more likely to visit a doctor when they are sick and therefore have better health & greater life expectancy. The reason for this could be that men are less aware of their symptoms or are unwilling to acknowledge they have health… Read more »

What To Look For When Selecting a Gastroenterologist

Having a colonoscopy done is an essential step in preventing colon cancer. That’s why it’s critical to choose the right specialist. A colonoscopy is considered an invasive procedure, so you should feel comfortable with your doctor and trust his/her ability to find possible signs of colon cancer to reduce your risk of disease progression. Here are… Read more »

10 Things You Can Do to Positively Impact Your Gut Health

Most everyone, at some point in their lives, has experienced an upset stomach.  But, how do you know if your overall “gut” is healthy or unhealthy?  There are many ways an unhealthy gut might manifest itself. Here are a few of the most common indicators: Persistent Upset Stomach – persistent gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or… Read more »

Maintaining Digestive Health on Vacation

It’s the first day of vacation, and you have your bags packed and a whole itinerary chalked out. A large section of your “Must Visit” list, usually includes eateries you must visit and local cuisines you must try. However, if you are not careful, you can get a digestive problem that can put a damper… Read more »

GI Alliance Partners with Austin Gastroenterology

DALLAS, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GI Alliance (“GIA”), one of the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organizations, today announced further expansion in Texas through a partnership with Austin Gastroenterology (“AG”). Founded in 2001, AG specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases and is committed to providing the best healthcare solutions available to patients in Central Texas and the… Read more »

Digestive Disease Continues to Rise Among Americans

Some interesting facts that might get you thinking. Digestive Diseases Facts and Statistics Twenty million Americans suffer from chronic digestive diseases. Digestive diseases necessitate 25% of all surgical operations. Digestive diseases are one of the most prevalent causes of disability in the workforce. More Americans are hospitalized with digestive diseases than any other condition. Digestive… Read more »

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Preventable. It’s Treatable. It’s Easy to Detect. What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer It’s PREVENTABLE. Colon and rectal cancer can often be prevented with proper screening, such as a colonoscopy. The earlier the cancer is found, the better chance the person has to beat it. That is why early detection is so… Read more »

Exercises that Help with Digestion

Healthy digestion depends on interconnected organs that work together to breakdown the food you eat into nutrients that are used by the body for energy, repair, and growth. According to research studies, about 70 million people experience problems with digestion such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, and IBS. The problem lies in the western diet… Read more »

Digestive Health Associates of Texas Joins GI Alliance

DALLAS, Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GI Alliance, one of the nation’s leading independent gastroenterology services organizations, today announced further expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Texas through a partnership with Digestive Health Associates of Texas. Digestive Health Associates of Texas (“DHAT”) has been a leader in digestive health since 1996. DHAT provides comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective patient care and treatment of digestive and… Read more »

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates Joins GI Alliance

DALLAS, Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced expansion in Louisiana through a partnership with the largest GI physician group in the state, Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates (MGA) in New Orleans. Including partner physicians in Baton Rouge and Thibodaux, GI Alliance now represents 49 gastroenterologists and 64 advanced practice providers in the state of Louisiana. Nationwide, GI… Read more »

GI Alliance Expands into Mississippi with GI Associates

  DALLAS, Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced a partnership with Gastrointestinal Associates (“GI Associates”) in Jackson, Mississippi. GI Alliance now operates in eight states, representing more than 760 providers including over 400 gastroenterologists and physicians and 360 advanced practice providers. Established in 1981, GI Associates is the largest… Read more »

The Truth About Holiday Weight Gain

When it comes to the truth about holiday weight gain, there’s good news and bad news. The good part is that most people gain no more than 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. Unfortunately, the gained weight is almost never lost during the rest of the year. This accounts for the gradual weight gain that… Read more »

Dr. Miller On KBCD – How To Prevent A Future Hospital Stay

“By Karin McCay | November 5, 2020 at 10:32 PM CST – Updated November 5 at 10:33 PM LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Last year, about 8% of adults in this country delayed or neglected medical care because of the cost. This year, the CDC estimates at least 40% of Americans have delayed or cancelled a medical appointment… Read more »

Illinois Gastroenterology Institute (IGI) Joins GI Alliance

DALLAS, TX – July 21, 2020 – GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced further expansion in the Midwest and Illinois through a partnership with Illinois Gastroenterology Institute (IGI). GI Alliance (GIA) established its presence in the Midwest in July 2019 with its initial partnership with Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG) in the… Read more »

Notice to Patients: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 3/3/2021

Patients: In order to provide a comfortable and safe environment for our patients and staff, all GI Alliance locations will continue the CDC recommended COVID-19 protection procedures, regardless of some recent city and states adjusting restrictions. All patients will be: Asked to complete COVID-19 survey Checked for fever Required to wear a mask Your doctors… Read more »

GI Alliance Continues Expansion in West Texas

DALLAS, Texas – December 17, 2019 – GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, announced a partnership today with Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates and South Plains Endoscopy Center, collectively LDDA. LDDA was founded in 1986 and has grown to become the largest independent GI practice in Lubbock today providing superior GI care to… Read more »

GI Alliance expands into a 6th state with GastroArkansas

DALLAS, Texas – December 11, 2019 – GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced a partnership with GastroArkansas. Founded in Little Rock over 40 years ago, GastroArkansas was the first multi-physician gastroenterology practice established in Arkansas and is the largest independent group in the state today. GI Alliance now represents over… Read more »

GI Alliance Expands Presence into the Texas Panhandle

GI Alliance, the nation’s leading physician-led GI services organization, is excited to announce its recent partnership with Amarillo Endoscopy Center (AEC). The physicians at AEC established their facility in 2001, upon the principles of delivering high-quality care, value, and convenience for their patients.   “GI Alliance is thrilled to have the physicians and staff at… Read more »

Do You Use The Drug Zantac? Please Read This Article

November 1, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an article outlining the studies they have been conducting with ranitidine, a medication more commonly known by the brand name Zantac. The FDA has been investigating the detection of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac. The studies are currently ongoing but the… Read more »

Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IGH) Joins GI Alliance

DALLAS, TX – GI Alliance (GIA), the nation’s leading physician-led GI services organization, today announced its partnership with Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IGH). IGH is the largest private group of gastroenterologists in Indiana with 16 physicians and 10 advanced practice providers, caring for patients in 8 locations throughout the state. GI Alliance now represents over… Read more »

Arizona Digestive Health joins GI Alliance

  Dallas, TX – October 16, 2019 – GI Alliance (GIA), the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced a new partnership with Arizona Digestive Health (ADH). GI Alliance now serves three of the ten largest U.S. gastroenterology groups – ADH, Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG), and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC) – representing over… Read more »

GI Alliance Partners with Southeast Texas Gastroenterology Associates, Expanding Gastroenterology Presence in Texas

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, today announced a partnership with Southeast Texas Gastroenterology Associates (SETGA). Serving Beaumont, TX and located conveniently for patients on the I-10 corridor, SETGA has provided high-quality gastrointestinal care for over 30 years. (PRNewsfoto/The GI Alliance) Joe Holland, M.D., a founding partner of SETGA, said,… Read more »