Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Program
Your child's visit
Children visiting the EGID Clinic typically meet with a number of specialists during their visit. All of our doctors and staff work extremely hard to see each child at their scheduled time and make their visit as enjoyable as possible.
Who will my child see?
Gastroenterologist or Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner
Our gastroenterologist will review your child’s medical history with you and answer any questions you might have. He/she will also perform a physical exam and may recommend that your child have additional tests performed, such as an endoscopy or radiology study.
Our allergist will also review your child’s medical history with you, answer any questions you have and perform a physical exam. He/she may also recommend additional tests such as skin or blood tests.
We understand the frustration of restricting your child's diet due to food allergies. Our dietician will meet with you to make sure that you have the tools you need to make healthy dietary choices for your child.
Our social worker can provide coping support, connect you with the EGID community both locally and nationally, introduce you to support groups, and help you to be an effective advocate for your child with EGID.
- Clinical Coordinator Our nurse practitioner also serves as your primary contact person to facilitate communication with your child's treatment team, schedule appointments and various activities to coordinate patient care.
What tests will be performed during my child's visit?
Any number of tests may be used to identify foods that may be triggering your child’s condition. These include skin prick tests, blood tests and food patch tests.
How long will my appointment take?
For new patients, the first visit typically lasts about 3 hours. Return visits are usually shorter than this. Tests may include endoscopy, skin prick, skin patch, blood tests, and barium swallow test.