Primary Care of the IBD Patient: Risk Factors, Symptoms and the Value of Timely Therapeutics

In this update on inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenterologist Kendall Beck, MD, notes contributing causes, explains which tests have value, gives keys to distinguishing ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s (as well as the many conditions that mimic IBD), and delineates the benefits of early detection and aggressive intervention. Included is a rundown of pharmaceutical options, including biologic agents, with important notes regarding safety, along with general screening recommendations for IBD patients, who have a higher risk of numerous other conditions – from certain cancers to cardiovascular disease to depression.

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Kendall Beck, MD.

Kendall Beck, MD


Dr. Kendall Beck is a gastroenterologist who cares for patients with general diseases of the stomach or intestines, inflammatory bowel disease and short bowel syndrome. She also performs endoscopic procedures. Beck earned her medical ...

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