AMSURG Partner Dr. Christopher Wells Explains Diagnosing and Treating IBS

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AMSURG partner Christopher Wells, M.D.,Northwest Florida Gastroenterology Center, was featured on WMBB, an ABC news-affliliate in Panama City, Fla., explaining how to diagnose and treat irritable bowel syndrome or IBS.

“IBS is really a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning I can’t do a colonoscopy on you or draw a blood test and that immediately tell me you have IBS.

It’s more by going through the process of eliminating some of the other disease conditions that leaves us with that diagnosis,” Wells said. “While [other] conditions can be dangerous, IBS is not, but it’s still important to seek treatment if you have symptoms that are affecting your quality of life.”

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