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Patient Health Education Portal: Gastroenterology/Hepatology

The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

Doc4Me App

Doc4Me is an app for patients transitioning to an adult GI doctor for IBD.

American College of Gastroenterology Patient Education and Resource Center

ACG Patient Education & Resource Center

  • Maintained by American College of Gastroenterology
  • Provides information on a variety of digestive health topics and GI procedures, as well as information pages on Colorectal Cancer, Hepatitis C, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Obesity.
  • Includes video and audio podcasts, information brochures, and ACG’s free e-newsletter, Digestive Health Insights.
  • Spanish version available.

American Gastroenterological Association Patient Center

AGA Patient Center

  • Maintained by American Gastroenterological Association
  • Provides information on conditions, procedures, and diet and medication. Full section on the FODMAP Diet, including resources and how to get started.
  • Includes information pages and illustrations.
  • Some pages / handouts available in Spanish.



  • Maintained by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

  • Provides information about pediatric digestive disorders, how they are diagnosed, the treatment and management of conditions, and our patient and parent resources.

  • Includes videos, quick facts on various conditions, and links to Pediatric Clinical Trials.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Diet

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Diet

  • Maintained by International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Provides information on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, including treatment, pain management, and dietary recommendations.
  • Includes worksheets.



  • Maintained by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Provides information on the FODMaP diet, intended to help decrease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Includes guidance charts on foods to avoid and a recommended sequence for removing / adding foods.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Describes conditions characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
  • Includes basic information, data, statistics, and resources.

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

Links, photos, or content shared from another site do not indicate endorsement by WRNMMC or by any other federal agency. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.

About the Portal

Welcome to Darnall Medical Library's Patient Health Education Portal. It is our goal to provide you with links to authoritative health information on the Internet.

There is a good deal of inaccurate information on the web. If you want to look up information online about a health topic, what sites should you trust? This portal answers that question.

The websites listed here have been evaluated by medical librarians based on credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers. They contain reliable health information that you can trust. This portal also recommends free and inexpensive mobile health apps that have been reviewed by doctors.

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