This month, StoneTree Clinic is pitching in with the CGMH Foundation’s Education Committee to educate the Georgian Triangle about common gastrointestinal disorders. You can learn all about this MD/ND/CGMH collaboration here.
Over the years, we’ve heard from our patients time and time again that they wish ND’s and MD’s worked more closely together. Well, we do! It’s a common misconception that you either have to choose one or the other. The true magic happens when conventional medicine and naturopathic medicine collaborate in a way that best supports the health of patients.
One of the best examples of this is dealing with complaints of the digestive tract. They are extremely common, very challenging for patient quality of life, but most important, they are often very treatable when health care professionals work together!
If you have symptoms like diarrhea and occasional blood in the stool, for example, it’s very important to get worked up medically to ensure there is nothing scary going on. An MD will do all the necessary tests to rule out pathologies like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or even colon cancer.
When those things are all ruled out, the result is usually a diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Conventional medicine doesn’t offer great solutions for IBS, but this is where ND’s shine. We’re experts in the proper function of the GI tract, and pros at figuring out what is out of balance and helping patients get to the root of it. It’s work we love, especially working in collaboration with an MD to make sure the “scary stuff” has been ruled out.
To learn more, join us on April 26 for a free informative seminar on healthy medical and naturopathic approaches to GI care. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also register in advance here.
Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Collingwood Leisure Time Club
100 Minnesota Street, Collingwood
See you there!