• 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

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Future Studies

    About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is the most common disorder evaluated by gastrointestinal specialists in the United States. It is thought that as much as 15% of our population suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

    IBS is characterized by intermittent abdominal pain with an associated change in bowel habits. Often there is a predominance of either diarrhea or constipation. The pain or discomfort is usually cramping in nature and may be partially or totally relieved by a bowel movement. 

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a very common cause of missed work as well as a debilitating factor in social situations, causing distress and discomfort.

    While no physical cause has been established for IBS, stress and anxiety appear to play major roles in triggering symptoms.