Mar 9, 2021
The amount of stigma there is around non-structural disease (like IBS) has a fair amount of history - dating all the way back to the 17th century!
Dr. Drossman has led the field pioneering the Rome Foundation, and how we not only diagnose and treat disorders of the gut brain interaction (formally known as functional gut disorders), but more importantly, how we treat patients.
Dr. Drossman received his M.D. degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and subspecialized in biopsychosocial medicine and Gastroenterology. He received his gastroenterology training at the University of North Carolina where he founded the UNC for Functional GI and Motility Disorders. Currently he is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Psychiatry in Gastroenterology at UNC. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, Past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society (1997) and Founder and President of the Rome Foundation for 29 years. In addition, he founded the Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care as an entity to help train physicians in relationship-centered biopsychosocial care with an emphasis on communication skills and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship.
Dr. Drossman and I talk about:
You can learn more about Dr. Drossman and pick up a copy of his amazing new book, ‘Gut Feelings- Disorders of the Gut Brain Interaction and the Patient-Doctor Relationship