Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center

Vanderbilt Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic

Welcome to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We are here to help you and your doctor better understand and treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease can be Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. We want you to be in good health physically, socially, and emotionally and we will talk about how each of these relate to your disease during your clinic visit.

Tell us how you feel.
We want you to tell us about anything that is going on that may make your disease worse. We want you to contact us about any issue that concerns you about your Crohn's or ulcerative colitis including symptoms, flares, side effects of medicines, refills of medicines, blood tests, or any other matter. The easiest way to let us know this is to do things listed below.

Telephone:
You may talk with us by telephone @ 615-322-0128 during normal clinic hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You will be asked to leave a voice mail and our nurse who takes your call will forward the message to us. We will get back to you with an answer. Please leave all the information that is requested in the outgoing message, as well as any information that you believe will help us take care of your request as soon as possible.

Emergencies:
You may also call this number after hours or on weekends if you have an emergency and the on-call physician will be paged and will return your call. This service is not for routine questions, refills, or insurance questions, as these matters are best handled by the IBD Team during normal clinic hours.

 

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