• Everyone is friendly and very informative.

      They explain all procedures and why. The staff is courteous and friendly and they listen. They ask often if you need anything, are friendly and smiling. A smile always goes a long way, even when you don’t feel like smiling.

      -Diane, Study Participant
    • Wonderful!

      Everyone is so friendly each time I have an appointment.

      -Gloria, Study Participant
    • Well executed, punctual. 

      Good job, keep up the good work.

      -Joel, Study Participant
    • The staff is upbeat, friendly and positive. 

      Very willing to make the testing sessions as comfortable as if one is at home. The staff treats me with care, compassion and understanding.

      -Mary Ann, Study Participant
    • Educational, pleasant, concerned with my health, 

      as well as the study performance. A combination of professional and a concerned family.

      -Michael, Study Participant
    • Very pleasant and friendly staff.

      They are very considerate to make every effort to make me comfortable.

      -Ralph, Study Participant
    • I am never anxious on visits; 

      very helpful staff.

      -Donald, Study Participant
    • Thanks for the important work you are doing. 

      ALL of you are great.

      -Jolene, Study Participant
    • Laura R, Dr. Holcomb and the rest of the staff are super professionals! 

      Happy to be part of this study; will recommend this clinic to others!

      -Lou, Study Participant
    • Lisa Lopez and the entire staff are extremely professional, courteous, welcoming, etc. 

      I never felt I was in a doctor’s office; it felt like being at home.

      -Sara, Study Participant

    Constipation

    Future Studies

    About Constipation

    Constipation is defined as a stool frequency of less than three per week. On the average, approximately 15% of North Americans suffer from constipation, and the incidence of constipation increases as we age. 

    Some causes of constipation include but are not limited to: metabolic and neurological disorders that slow movement of stool through the gastrointestinal tract, side effects of medications such as antihistamines and antacids, decreased physical activity, and pregnancy.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal syndrome that includes abdominal pain and altered bowel habits with no known cause readily identified. It can have periods of alternating diarrhea/constipation and normal bowel function or can remain predominately with diarrhea or constipation.

    Depending on your personal and family history, your physician may order many different tests to find the most likely cause of your constipation. A colonoscopy may be one such test. This involves the examination of the large colon and part of the small bowel using a flexible tube with a fiber optic camera. 

    We are not currently enrolling for this indication at the present time, but please feel free to register for our studies online and we will contact you when we have a study available.