If you're dealing with a recent Celiac Disease diagnosis or want to learn more about family members or friends living with Celiac, check out these details about gluten, the gluten-free diet and more. ... See moreSee less
Meet Adrienne, who works in our medical records department. She recently celebrated her 20th anniversary at Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, where she started as a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
Adrienne helps patients who need their records transferred: "Many of these patients are very sick and need to have their RGA records sent as soon as possible for surgery or other procedures."
Read more about Adrienne at the link below, and congratulate her on 20 years at RGA! ... See moreSee less
Several third-year medical students from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford recently visited Rockford Gastroenterology Associates to get a hands-on tutorial about endoscopy. RGA physician Dr. Aaron Shiels demonstrated the basics of endoscopy using models of the stomach and large intestine. The students took turns using actual endoscopes to evaluate the lining of the GI tract and learned how to take biopsies and remove polyps.
Dr. Shiels is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and serves as the GI Curriculum Director for the medical school. He said the experience was well-received among the group: "The third year of medical school is the time when students start deciding what type of doctors they're going to become. Having the opportunity to learn about the GI tract in this way will hopefully provide them with a better understanding of the way we care for patients on a daily basis." ... See moreSee less
"Researchers found that 20 percent of young people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have an inherited genetic abnormality that predisposes to its development – a percentage exponentially higher than those diagnosed over age 50." ... See moreSee less
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates celebrated the retirement of our longtime Administrator Nancy Garry today. Nancy joined the RGA family in 2000 and has been instrumental to our success in becoming a leader in digestive health.
While Nancy's responsibilities focused on taking care of the business aspects of our practice, her priority was always to take care of our patients and our employees. The physicians and staff at RGA are forever grateful to Nancy for her 17 years of kindness, dedication and commitment to excellence. We will miss her and wish her nothing but the best in retirement. ... See moreSee less
Nancy is one of a kind. I had her as a boss early in my career and I learned so much from her. I wish you much happiness in your retirement. I know the grass will not grow under your feet because you are always on the move. Enjoy and know you made a difference in many peoples lives.
Loved the photos. She is one great lady
Congratulations, Nancy! I've enjoyed working with you through the medical school.
NANCY congrats on your retirement I was only there a couple of years after you started but it was a pleasure working at RGA as it was such a well run office. Enjoy your retirement
Sheryl (Lolli) Peters
Congratulations Nancy..enjoy this next chapter in your life..thank you for all you did for RGA..we will miss you !
Congratulations Nancy! Enjoy your retirement.
Congratulations Nancy! Enjoy your retirement!♥️
Congratulations Nancy. Wishing you the best in your retirement. Rga will miss you.
Congrats Nancy ! Sorry I missed the party ! Best wishes in your retirement ! Enjoyed working with you !
Sorry I missed the party Nancy. Have been home babysitting my grandson all week but have been sick as well. Best wishes to you in this new chapter. You will be missed soooo much.
Congrats Nancy. Enjoy retirement.
Thank you Nancy for all that you have done for us @ RGA, you are a amazing lady & will be missed.
We will miss you, Nancy! Wishing you God’s greatest blessings in your retirement! 💕
Enjoy your retirement! Great working with you.
Happy retirement Nancy!
Congratulations, you will be missed!
I have heard so many wonderful things about you, Nancy. What a great impact you had on so many people at RGA. Best wishes in retirement!
Best wishes in your retirement. You are a very gracious person. You have done so much for RGA. You can be very proud. Thank you for just being you.
Congratulations Nancy!! Enjoy your retirement!! You are a very special person... and will be missed...
You will be so missed at RGA. Time to relax a little. I enjoyed working with you.
Congratulations Nancy! Enjoy your retirement! You are going to be missed at RGA!!
Congratulations Nancy on your retirement ! Enjoy !!
Indulge a bit too much during the Christmas holiday? Here are some good tips to "beat the burn" heading into any upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.We want to help you understand and manage your heartburn this holiday season. Learn more at www.gastro.org/GERD. Happy Holidays from AGA! ... See moreSee less
As a reminder, our offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, and Tuesday, December 26, to allow our providers and staff time to spend the holidays with their families. We will reopen Wednesday, December 27, with normal business hours. ... See moreSee less
Dawn Vernon is one of our board-certified advanced nurse practitioners who joined the RGA team in December 2014. She spent more than 20 years working in the field of cardiology, which means she brings specialized experience and knowledge to her work with GI patients.
Away from work, Dawn is an avid reader and sports fan. Click the link below to learn more about her in our latest provider profile. ... See moreSee less