RGA recently hosted our annual company picnic, and we turned up the fun even more this year after last year's event was cancelled. We had a food truck and games for staff and physicians, including a competitive game of tug-of-war.
Dr. Ilche Nonevski announced employee awards for exceptional staff that went to Nicole S., Bev P. and Linda P this year. We thank them for all their hard work!
We also celebrated some big anniversaries: Dr. Michael Manley was recognized for 20 years at RGA and Dr. Kevin Peifer celebrated his 15th anniversary. We capped off the evening with cupcakes and more fellowship. A big thanks to everyone for organizing and coming together to celebrate our awesome team! 🎉Photos from Rockford Gastroenterology Associates's post ... See moreSee less
RGA held a 100th birthday celebration for one of our patients this week. Douglas has been a patient of Dr. Michael Manley for over 10 years.
When asked about his tips for longevity, he said, “Dumb luck and genes ... what else could it be?” With his wife by his side for 75 years, they both stated, “You need to pick the right one and behave yourself to last that long.” Dotty said they have made it through tough times and good times.
We celebrated in our infusion room by reminiscing of time gone by. A great couple that in their younger years were part of car clubs and dance clubs.
Included in the pictures with Douglas are Dr. Manley; Infusion Nurses Heidy, Patricia and Tiffany; and Triage Nurse Patti.Photos from Rockford Gastroenterology Associates's post ... See moreSee less
A recent study found that fried foods and ultra-processed foods were associated with a greater risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). One researcher noted the results "should lead to further studies examining the role of exclusion diets free of ultra-processed foods as a potential therapeutic strategy in patients with IBD." ... See moreSee less
A recent study examined the link between colorectal cancer and consumption of sugary drinks in women. There were increased risks with higher consumption, but as the story noted, “The study showed only an association, so could not prove cause and effect.”
It’s another great reminder that moderation of sugar-sweetened beverages is best for overall health. And what directly affects increased risks of colon cancer are age and family history. Average-risk individuals should begin screening at age 45, or sooner with a family history of colon cancer or precancerous polyps. Colonoscopy is the gold standard and the only test that can prevent colon cancer. ... See moreSee less
We know digestive symptoms aren't always the easiest things to discuss. Our goal is to make you comfortable talking about these, as well as options for care and answers to your questions. #FeedbackFriday... See moreSee less
Digestive conditions can affect anyone at any time. In recognition of Men’s Health Month, let’s talk about the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that often affect a large number of men, who can be reluctant to seek care. Heartburn, rectal bleeding, trouble swallowing and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) are common and should not be ignored, as they can be signs of something more serious.
Read our "Are My Digestive Symptoms Serious?" Blog: www.rockfordgi.com/Story.aspx?id=f987260b-3512-411c-a8e3-d194996ab3e0Digestive conditions can affect anyone at any time. In recognition of Men’s Health Month, let’s talk about the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that often affect a large number of men, who can be reluctant to seek care. Heartburn, rectal bleeding, trouble swallowing and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) are common and should not be ignored, as they can be signs of something more serious.
Austin Montgomery spent years dealing with intense cramping, severe stomach pain and frequent restroom visits before being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2010. When those issues landed him in the hospital three years later, it was time to stop ignoring the symptoms.
With the help of RGA physicians and infusion medication, Austin is living a new life where symptoms don’t limit his everyday activities.
"I am fortunate to be on a course of treatment that has brought me to a point where I have never been before. I feel great, and I am able to have the energy I need to take on each new day."