I've went to a doctor of internal medicine when I thought I had IBS or GERD. The first physical exam was the usual: blood pressure, temperature, he checked my tongue and nails and eyes and felt my stomach area. I didn't have to get undressed. Then, he ordered full labs.
He suspected gastritis so I had to get nutritional therapy and medicine for acid reflux. I had to go back every month because he prescribed different meds and dosages for my reflux.
He basically, worked with monitoring my weight, nutrition/diet and meds for 3 months and then he referred me to a Gastroenterologist.
The Gastro ordered and endoscopy and MRI of my stomach.
Make a list of your symptoms and be honest with the kinds of food you eat. Good Luck!!
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