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May 7, 2019

How to integrate psychosocial and nutrition care into your practice

AGA has partnered with SupportedPatientTM, a HIPAA-secure telemedicine platform, to allow our members the ability to offer psychosocial evaluation and management, as well as nutrition support, to their patients with chronic GI conditions.

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Despite the fact that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often experience anxiety or depression, not all GI practices are equipped to provide psychosocial evaluation and management. And while we know that patients with obesity would benefit from access to a nutritionist, these providers aren’t integrated into many GI practices. To bridge these gaps, AGA has partnered with SupportedPatient, to give AGA member practices access to the HIPAA-secure telemedicine platform at a reduced cost.

With SupportedPatient, practices can connect patients with chronic conditions, like IBS, IBD and obesity, with additional providers, such as psychotherapists, dietitians and pain management specialists.

“A coordinated health care program for patients that integrates complementary clinicians can improve the patient experience by providing individualized care, reducing barriers to treatment, and optimizing adherence,” says Marci Reiss, licensed clinical social worker and creator of SupportedPatient. Dr. Reiss worked with University of California San Diego to develop a multidisciplinary IBD care model.

Qualified practices with AGA members save 50% on the cost of SupportedPatient. Learn more.

Dr. Reiss will be available to answer any questions during Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019, May 18–21 in San Diego, California, at the AGA Resource Center in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center.

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