Advanced Medical Center has implemented new safeguards to keep our patients, employees and community safe. When visiting our facility, employees and patients will be screened prior to entering the building. Only employees and patients deemed to not exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 virus will be allowed to enter the building. Others accompanying patients will not be allowed to enter the facility. We will call you upon the patient’s discharge so that you can reunite for transportation. If you do not have the ability for this type of communication, we ask that you wait in your vehicle for the patient to exit the building.
We strongly urge those with chronic medical conditions and those over the age of 60 to limit your activities outside of your home and exposure to others. We urge all to abide by the Department of Health orders, maintain a safe distance when it is necessary to interact with others, wash your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds, sanitize your environment and do not touch your face unless your hands have been washed first.
Be safe and stay healthy.
The Staff of Advanced Medical Center
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Pediatric Digestive Health
Digestive health refers to the health of the digestive tract–esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, anus, as well as the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Physicians who treat the digestive tract require additional training in gastroenterology.
Common Digestive Health Conditions
Our pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose and treat a wide variety of digestive health issues including the following:
- Acid reflux–involves bile or acid from the stomach irritating the lining of the esophagus.
- Food allergies–a reaction of the immune system in which the body has an adverse reaction to a particular food or kind of food.
- Celiac disease–a specific immune system reaction to gluten, which is a protein found in barley, wheat and rye grains and foods that contain them.
- Diarrhea–loose or watery stools; diarrhea that persists four weeks or longer may indicate a chronic disease that requires treatment.
- Vomiting–recurrent vomiting may indicate more serious conditions that should not be ignored.
- Irritable bowel syndrome–a condition with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
- Feeding problems–typically occur with infants who have problems chewing, sucking or holding foods and liquids in their mouths.