David Dunkin, MD, discusses the advanced and innovative pediatric gastroenterology care that is offered at Mount Sinai Doctors-Brooklyn Heights. The team provides integrated care for conditions ranging from common disorders such as constipation, reflux, and abdominal pain to more complex diseases including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Our IBD center provides comprehensive care from social workers, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, and psychologists. Dr. Dunkin’s research focuses on developing new therapies for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Patients have access to the latest treatments, as well as clinical trials. For patients in Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, and Staten Island, there is an easily accessible alternative for state-of-the-art care.
his Children's hospital, specializing in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. So we provide general G I care on. We're bringing that into the local community to provide easy access for the patients and for the providers in the area, and so we can take care of all kinds of G. I, uh, problems, Uh, you know, And if they need mawr specialized care can refer them back to our main Children's hospital in Manhattan. I think the most unique thing about that location is that it's convenient for patients on DSO. They're getting care within their own community. In addition, the facilities there are beautiful on. Also within that space are other pediatric specialties, so that we can work together on providing integrated care. And that includes pediatric allergy and immunology, uh, pediatric cardiology, pediatric urology and pediatric endocrinology. So we take care of a lot of complex patients, and we have center centers where we provide integrated care, including R. I. P D Center, which includes social workers, nutritionists, nurse practitioners on psychologists. We also are in the process of developing a functional abdominal pain center, a swell as an arrow digestive program and a fatty liver program on bond the care we provide at Mount Sinai Brooklyn Heights allows us thio feed those patients directly into those programs. So really treat all gastrointestinal diseases, um, from our bread and butter disorders, including constipation and reflux and functional abdominal pain to more complex diseases like celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, um, irritable bowel syndrome, SNF, Elka salvage itis and then on the hepatology side, fatty liver and autoimmune hepatitis, just to name a few of them. So because it's located in the community, it's very easy for patients who live in both Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to get to the office. All mass transit really can bring patients there, but the ones who live right in that community are in walking distance. And add that our patients who live on Staten Island also have easier access to that office, as opposed to coming into Manhattan. So we do offer telemedicine. Andi. Typically, I like Thio, meet the patients the first time in person for a consultation and then follow ups can occur via telemedicine. The nice thing is that that's even more convenient for our patients. They don't have to come into the office. It's more flexible, timing wise on any studies that we need to do, we can have the patients do at an outside laboratory. Or if they need radiologic studies, we can order those as well. So one, I think we're making sure that our offices are safe, both for the physicians and staff who work there, but especially for our patients. On DSO, we're instituting screening for the patients Upon arrival, all patients are wearing masks and providers. Um, we're We've spaced out the patients so that there are less people waiting in waiting rooms and they're brought right back into the offices so that it's really, really is a safe place for patients and their families. Come and see us. So my research mainly focus that focuses on developing new therapies for inflammatory diseases. Of the G I tract mainly Crohn's disease, all sort of colitis and snf, Ilic, esophagitis and so one, Uh, that makes us always think about using evidence based medicine to treat our patients, but also using the most, uh, cutting edge science to treat our patients with the best therapies that are available. In addition, that allows us to have our patients be involved in clinical trials and so through Mount Sinai. We've run many clinical trials. Many of them are for inflammatory bowel disease, but also for functional G I disorders. So I think Juan is, uh, the compassionate care that I'm able to provide to patients with a background of cutting edge science. Um, and I would say, probably for the patients number one is communication that they're able to get a hold of me, were able to easily either follow up with them in the office or do telemedicine with them from home on Then. Important is the communication that I provide to their primary care doctors, that they know what's going on with their patients and that we're managing the patients together so it can easily have the patients call the office at 2122415415 Or physicians, if it's more urgent, can call the office and get a hold of me directly. Or they could also email me if it's a more urgent case.