A Guide to GERD: Managing Symptoms and Complications of a Common Condition

With gastroesophageal reflux disease affecting 40% of the U.S. population every month, primary care providers need a straightforward plan for initiating therapy, as well as an up-to-date understanding of causes and treatment complications. In this video, gastroenterologist Priya Kathpalia, MD, shares her wisdom on dosing PPIs effectively, tapering the drugs, using adjunct meds and responding to patients’ worries. Learn when to screen for Barrett’s and when to refer.


May 25, 2022

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UCSF MedConnection

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Priya Kathpalia, MD

Priya Kathpalia, MD

Esophageal specialist

Dr. Priya Kathpalia is a gastroenterologist with a special interest in esophageal and other gastrointestinal motility disorders – conditions related to secretions and how food passes through the digestive tract.

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