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The Many Talents of Michelle Hendrickx, ARNP

When she is not seeing patients in our Tacoma Clinic, Michelle Hendrickx, ARNP, MSN, ND, is a bit of a jack of all trades; all creative trades that is.   From an early age, Michelle has been exploring her creative …

Posted by Comm Dept on May 8, 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized.

DHS has a new Chief Operating Officer

  DHS welcomes Nick Goralsky as Chief Operating Officer.   Nick graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a BS in Human and Community Services. His experience in healthcare has taken him from Nevada to Minnesota, where he was …

Posted by Comm Dept on February 1, 2017 | Categories: Blog.

To Celebrate CRNA Week, Let’s talk about Sedation

At DHS, we have an awesome group of CRNA’s who administer sedation for our procedures, and we want to recognize them for their commitment to patient safety, as well as their contribution to putting the patient first! CRNA stands for …

Posted by Comm Dept on January 26, 2017 | Categories: Blog, Colonoscopy, CRNA, Endoscopy, and Procedure.

Now You Know: Folic Acid

While it is most commonly associated with pregnancy and prenatal health, did you know that folic acid also aids in digestion and maintaining a healthy liver? In recognition of Folic Acid Awareness Week, here are some facts you might not …

Posted by Comm Dept on January 12, 2017 | Categories: Blog and Digestive Health.

Celebrating National ARNP Week!

It is National ARNP Week! What a great opportunity to thank our outstanding ARNP’s for all they do! Thank you to: Janet Caragan, ARNP Olga Fedyuk, ARNP Connie Godjikian, ARNP Dorothy Gonzaga, ARNP Michelle Hendrickx, ARNP Rae Iams, ARNP Betty …

Posted by Digestive Health on November 14, 2016 | Categories: Events.

World Hepatitis Day

Today, July 28th, is World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are five (5) different types of hepatitis:   Hepatitis A: This type of hepatitis is contracted by eating food or drinking …

Posted by Digestive Health on July 28, 2016 | Categories: Digestive Symptoms & Treatment and Hepatitis C.

DHS Takes Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis

This past Sunday was the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Take Steps Walk. A 2-mile walk around Seattle’s beautiful Magnuson Park, on a perfect spring day, to help find cures for inflammatory bowel diseases. DHS had a great team this year, …

Posted by Digestive Health on June 14, 2016 | Categories: crohns disease, Events, IBD, Irritable Bowel Disease, ulcerative colitis, and Uncategorized.

DHS Recognized at City of Destiny Awards

Digestive Health Specialists is honored and very proud to have been recognized at the 2016 City of Destiny Awards, held at the STAR Center. In its 30th year, these awards recognize exemplary community volunteers in Tacoma. DHS was nominated because of …

Posted by Digestive Health on June 6, 2016 | Categories: Events.

DHS Supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Today, we attended the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s 2016 Annual Benefit Luncheon. Dr. Holderman and his wife Lisa were our Table Captains, and even they were surprised to be reminded that it has been 15 years since they …

Posted by Digestive Health on May 17, 2016 | Categories: crohns disease, Digestive Health, Events, IBD, Irritable Bowel Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis.

The DHS POV on PPIs

  Recently, you may have seen some published reports related to some pretty serious side effects associated with the long term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Commonly known by their brand names – Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, and others – …

Posted by Digestive Health on May 3, 2016 | Categories: Acid Reflux, Digestive Health, and Digestive Symptoms & Treatment. Tags: acid reflux and heartburn.