Our Celiac Center specializes in the total care of patients with celiac disease.
Our team consists of gastroenterologists working in tandem with PA's and nutritionists to deliver care to meet the individualized needs of each patient.
What is celiac disease and why is it important?
Celiac (pronounced SEE-lee-ak) disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is primarily found in pasta, bread, cookies, and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye. People with celiac disease who eat foods containing gluten develop an immune reaction in their small intestines, which causes damage to the inner surface of the small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients.
The range of symptoms due to celiac disease is large and can vary from almost none, to the more common symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea. No current treatment can cure celiac disease. However, celiac disease can be effectively managed by maintaining a gluten-free diet. This diet can be a challenging lifestyle change, but we hope that this website provides you with the information you need to start your journey back to good health.
All the best,
J.S. Thompson M.D.
Jennifer Thompson, MD