IGH coordinates a client's clinical and allied healthcare needs, using world class multidisciplinary professionals and friendly client focussed concierge services to establish the optimum healthcare plan.
INTEGRATED MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
IGH has access to world-leading expertise including gastroenterologist Dr Graham Radford-Smith, mental health professional Dr Matthew Evans, as well as a qualified dietician and experienced IBD nurses and support staff.
Integration of the clinical care with allied health and support staff is critical to deliver the best possible gut health plan for clients. At IGH, joint team meetings are held regularly to ensure communication between clinicians and staff to ensure the client's total healthcare plan is achieved successfully.
A key component of the IGH multidisciplinary team is the IGH Concierge, which is an experienced gut health nurse or healthcare professional that will be the client’s primary point of contact. The concierge will assist in coordinating meetings, answering questions and helping with pathology and support activities.
IGH INDUCTION AND DIAGNOSIS
It is recommended that clients of IGH enter a 3 month induction period when joining IGH.
The induction is specifically designed to establish your personalised base-line status and allows the client and the IGH team to establish a plan to improve gut health.
The IGH Induction is critical to developing a strong partnership between the client and IGH, testing different protocols and activities alongside clinical and molecular biomarkers.
The 3 month iterative process is expected to provide, clear evidence-based results and guidance towards the best solution for your gut health.
At the end of the IGH Induction, clients will have a personalised gut health plan that they can take with them, or stay with IGH as a member. IGH membership give clients access to the full suite of services developed by IGH, including the concierge support and online portal.
CURRENT RECRUITING TO IBD AND DIET RESEARCH STUDY
Abigail Marsh (IGH dietitian) and Dr Radford-Smith (IGH Gastroenterologist) are currently running a research study which investigates the effects of an anti-inflammatory diet on disease activity, symptom severity and gut bacteria diversity in individuals with mild to moderate IBD.
It has been reported that diet is the major lifestyle factor modified by individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Anti-inflammatory diets, such as the Traditional Mediterranean diet, are well recognised for their anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial effects on gut flora diversity and preventive properties towards chronic disease. The effects of following an anti-inflammatory diet on gut flora diversity and blood markers of inflammation in individuals with IBD, has not yet been explored.
Interested in participating?
If you have mild to moderate IBD (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis), are located in the Brisbane region and are interest in participating in the study please contact:
Abigail Marsh, Dietitian and Study Coordinator
Phone: 0466 079 734
When you join IGH, you will have access to the expertise of Dr Graham Radford-Smith and other Key Opinion Leaders, in the management of your condition.
You will also have access to the IGH Concierge service that provides direct access to an experienced gut health professional to help you coordinate visits and scripts.
IGH can offer the latest evidence-based technologies and solutions for gut health.
Finally, IGH Members can establish a personalised gut health data record within the IGH Portal. As clients of IGH, this data is owned by the client and is open for review and discussion with your healthcare professional network.