New Constipation Clinic at GI For Kids

We are excited to announce our new Constipation Clinic at GI For Kids run by Chelsea Watkins, NP. This clinic will be solely dedicated to evaluating and treating your child’s constipation. Each child will receive a thorough evaluation to determine possible causes and/or contributing factors, an individualized treatment plan, as well as education regarding the…

Holistic Medicine at GI For Kids

What is Holistic Medicine? Holistic medicine is an approach to treatment and patient care that has not been used in traditional medicine until recently. Holistic medicine is patient centered and incorporates science-based practices and methodologies from multiple disciplines. Holistic approaches to treating patients focus on therapies like herbal remedies, dietary supplements, diet, yoga, meditation, massage…

The Hard Truths of Constipation

THE TRUTHS OF CONSTIPATION It may surprise you to learn that constipation is a very common problem for children. In fact, symptoms stemming from constipation account for around 20-25% of GI for Kids office visits each year. Treating constipation can be perplexing for parents since there are several possible causes, and a variety of treatments.  But in all…

The Many Colors of Poop

  At some point in your life, you’ve looked into the toilet bowl and have been startled by the color of your poop.  Surely something must be wrong! In a panic, you’ve called the doctor, googled your symptoms, or just sat and worried over it.  After a bowel movement or two, the color usually returns…

Celiac Awareness Month 2019

In honor of May being Celiac Awareness Month, we wanted to give an overview of the disease including the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. 1 in 133 people in the United States have celiac disease and 83% of those people are undiagnosed. Celiac is an autoimmune disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Individuals with celiac disease should…

Meet Millie The Therapy Dog

Have you met Millie yet? Millie is currently in training to be the GI For Kids Therapy Dog 🙂Millie is a black double doodle (half goldendoodle / half labradoodle) and is as curly as they come! She joined the family at GI for Kids in December of 2018 at 9 weeks of age. Since, she has been in vigorous therapy dog training through Wendy’s Canine Training.