How to get good at gastroenterology?

Hi all,

I've recently started a position in GI as a new grad. I've been feeling a bit scattered and disorganized when I'm going through my differential/history taking. And when it comes to the various GI-specific medications, I don't have enough experience with them to feel confident in answering my patients' questions.

I would love any resources or tips you might have to help a new provider become more familiar with GI!

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What useful online resources would you recommend to a new gastroenterology resident?

Being a few weeks away from starting my residency in Europe: are there any good online resources for gastroenterology that you would recommend? Specialized learning material, apps, any useful tools that you use regularly?

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Gastroenterology - Locum Endoscopists

Hi guys,

Considering gastro as a career. Obviously in love with the idea of not working full time as I get later on in my career (SpR, Consultant etc). I know private practice is a good option for making a up the shortfall in loss of wage, although it sounds like you need to build a reputation before this sets in.

Another thing I have looked into is locum endoscopists - specifically ones that help to relieve the back log of the waiting lists. I was wondering how frequent / available this work is, and could it be considered a viable alternative for the clinician who wants easier-to-source locum work, but not necessary work on the wards to do so?

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After calling every gastroenterology place in my area I finally have an appointment Tommorrow πŸ™
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Got my full Celiac bloodwork panel the other day, and I have my endoscopy scheduled before the end of the year. Will find out for sure in a few weeks. THANK YOU to this sub for knowing more than my stupid PCP and Endocrinologist, and telling me to go to a Gastroenterology specialist.
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How is being a gastroenterology medical assistant?

Has anyone had experience as a gastroenterology medical assistant? What duties/responsibilities do you have? Is it a good PCE? Please explain the job as I might feel it’s too deep into the body for me to accept.

My considering that position vs an urgent care.

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I have experienced a change in bowl habits and I have been seen by a gastroenterology who diagnosed me with IBS. My primary recently ran a total bilirubin test and found my direct bilirubin was elevated (direct = 0.3 indirect = 2.0. He wants me to see a hematologist. Is this common?

Hello and thank you for reading. I am a 25 year old male, no prior medical history, non smoker, non drinker, very active (run 20 miles a week). I started to have increased bowl movements (5-7 a day on bad days), very lose stools. Its been pretty frustrating. I made an appointment with my GP, he ran standard blood work (CMP/CBC) and the only thing there was elevated bilirubin of 2.0 which he said was just Gilbert's syndrome.. He referred me to gastroenterology.

The gastroenterologist ran a C-reactive test, calprotectin stool test, whatever the celiac marker test is, and all were normal. His assessment was that it is IBS and no treatment is needed. I went back to my GP per a followup. He felt it was worth doing an ultrasound of my abdomen and a total bilirubin test. Ultrasound was normal, bilirubin test was 2.0 indirect and 0.3 direct. The normal direct is suppose to be < 0.2.

The direct bilirubin test was done on November 4th. I'd seen the results and assumed they were not remarkable. On November 22nd, I get the following e-message from his RMA:

"Your recent labs indicate your direct bilirubin is high which could indicate hemolyis. You need to follow up with hematology as soon as possible. Feel free to contact us as soon as possible"

I was pretty irked to get this message 20 days after I'd already seen the lab results myself. I also felt like more context would be helpful on what as soon as possible meant... does it mean in the next few days or next few weeks or next few months...

Ultimately, all I was wanting to know is if this is common practice for that lab result... could that elevation of direct bilirubin be related to Gilbert's? I appreciate the insight.

Thank you for reading.

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Had my appointment with Gastroenterology today, and it went so well!!!

Okay so the first thing that happened was just a few basic questions (height, weight, symptoms, what meds I'm on, what my doc already tried, Ect.)

They got some basic vitals (bp, hr) then I met with a Physician's Assistant.

She asked a few more in depth questions, I told her my regular doc thinks I have Gastroparesis. She agreed that it definitely fits my symptoms, and ordered a GES!!

She also ordered some basic labs, a test for celiacs, and an Upper Endoscopy.

(Best part here lol)

2 different people cancelled, so I'm having my Upper Endoscopy the day after tomorrow! And the GES is scheduled for December 6th (way sooner than I expected) :D

Some bad news though: since I can't even hold down small amounts of liquids and Zofran/Omeprazole Ect don't work for me she suggested I head to the ER. (Severe Dehydration + Malnutrition -_-) so I might be admitted (but hopefully not lol, fingers crossed)

At the very least they'll give me IV fluids, and I'm so dehydrated I'm having trouble salivating, so that's pog.

If you saw my previous post (and tysm for the responses!) Y'all were v helpful. Especially with the stress exacerbating symptoms, I took some deep breaths and my brother was with my so it was alot less stressful than I expected. And whaddya know, there was nothing to worry about :)

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Gastroenterology medical assistant

What type of of duties/responsibilities does gastroenterology medical assistant do? What direct patient care is there?

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