Twenty-three years ago, I started writing articles to give updates to my fellow colleagues under the banner “JUST SO YOU KNOW.” As president of Unity Hospital medical and dental staff, these articles were hugely popular and have become my tradition ever since. In late 80s and early 90s, I was writing articles regarding common GI medical issues to educate our physicians under the name GUTCHECK as newsletter. Once I had set up our practice website in late 90s, articles were then posted under and were enjoyed by patients and physicians alike.

Now as a retired Gastroenterologist, I am beginning a new chapter as a blogger. Going forward, will contain common digestive disease-related pearls for the benefit of patients. Also, this website will periodically post articles of medical and non-medical interest from other sources as well. I will offer surveys time to time. will offer free information to the general public about their digestive disorder symptoms. Within Monroe County, I will be able to provide support about seeking experts in the area.

I am open to suggestions as to what other content to include on

Tarun Kothari, MD, FACG, FACP

Disclaimer: This web site and articles are provided for general education and informative purposes only, they do not constitute medical advice. Please consult your own health care provider for diagnosis and treatment.