Dr. Ari Nowain and The Center for GI Health approach patient care on a deep and comprehensive level. We limit the number of patients we see each day so that we can spend more time with each person, make more accurate diagnoses, and offer more comfortable and specialized treatments. Limiting our patient pool also allows us to develop deeper relationships with each patient, and offer care whenever patients need it. We can often schedule same or next day appointments, and the Doctor is always available to discuss issues and concerns.
Consultation visits with Dr. Nowain generally last about 30-45 minutes. During this process, he will spend time to understand your symptoms and to review any previous workup and treatments you’ve had. If you are a new patient, you’ll want to fax or email over any previous medical records and information you have available – like laboratory results and past procedure information, specifically: operative reports and pathology reports (biopsy results). We also need any prior imaging studies (i.e. x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, MRI), list of medications.
After reviewing your symptoms, the Doctor will formulate a workup to obtain a diagnosis, and design a treatment plan focused on relieving symptoms through lifestyle changes and, if necessary, medications that have the safest side effect profile possible. Dr. Nowain spends time educating each patient about GI health to ensure you are involved, engaged and empowered.
The Center for GI Health offers in-office blood tests and other diagnostic services during your after an exploratory office visit if necessary. Blood draws are typically performed in the office by our highly skilled nurses. We always attempt to use a high quality, in-network laboratory to minimize any cost to our patients.