Great explantion of test posted by Joy.
During your initial visit, the physician will discuss your medical history and give you a general examination. You should be aware of any past operations or major illnesses. Bring a list of current medications and drug allergies. Generally you will not receive any procedure during the first visit.
Even if you have a problem that requires continuing treatment by a gastroenterologist, your family doctor will still advise and/or treat you for all other non-related medical problems. Your family doctor will continue your treatment if and when your problem no longer requires the attention of a gastroenterologist. Your family doctor and gastroenterologist often consult each other about your problems and care.
Good luck at that first visit.
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