Circadian Rhythm, Inflammation and Disease — Dr. Ali Keshavarzian

On this episode of The Scope With Dr. K, Dr. Kosinski delves deeper into wraparound services for gastrointestinal care through the lens of chronobiology. In a freewheeling discussion with gastroenterologist Ali Keshavarzian, MD, professor at Rush Medical College and director of the Rush Center for Integrated Microbiome and Chronobiology Research, this episode examines the connections […]

Cancer-causing Colon Polyps Increase On the Right with Age, New Research Shows

CHICAGO, January 12, 2023 — Cancer-causing polyps in the colon become more common on the right side of the colon as we age, according to recently published research. This finding has the potential to create a new quality metric for gastroenterologists and could lower the rate of post-colonoscopy cancer diagnoses. The study, published in Techniques […]

Private Equity and the Future of GI — Dr. James Leavitt

On this episode of The Scope With Dr. K, Dr. Kosinski sits down with Dr. James Leavitt, a founder of Gastro Health and the “father of private equity in gastroenterology,” for an update on private equity in GI. Episode Takeaways: Gastro Health started in the early 90s as a four-physician practice. Its first two decades […]

What SonarMD Heard at HTLH: Day 2

SonarMD’s CEO Beth Houck, Founder and CMO Dr. Larry Kosinski, MD, and Chief Product Officer Ben Stormer attended their second day at the inspirational and whimsical whirlwind that is HLTH 2022. The conference is not only full of thought-provoking presentations and in-person meetings with innovative thinkers (see the teams’ takeaways gleaned from day one), but […]

What SonarMD Heard at HLTH: Day 1

HLTH 2022 is in full swing in Las Vegas, with leaders from across the industry gathered to tackle healthcare’s big challenges. SonarMD’s CEO Beth Houck, Founder and CMO Dr. Larry Kosinski, MD, and Chief Product Officer Ben Stormer are in attendance, gleaning ideas and making connections to further SonarMD’s growth. Here’s what they are taking […]

SonarMD Continues Exceptional Momentum Throughout 2022

CHICAGO, November 14, 2022 — SonarMD, the leading care coordination company for gut health, today announced an expansion into new markets, an addition to its executive team, and a partnership to improve the user experience for patients with GI conditions and their specialists. GI disorders are the cause of millions of hospitalizations each year, and […]

Managing the Mind-Gut Connection — Dr. Laurie Keefer

On this episode of The Scope With Dr. K, Dr. Kosinski kicks off a new, three-part series on wraparound care with gastrointestinal health psychologist Laurie Keefer, PhD, who discusses how behavioral health support can dramatically improve outcomes for patients with complex chronic conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Episode Takeaways: A lifelong fascination with the […]

SonarMD Chief Medical Officer Develops eNose Technology to Promote Gut Health

CHICAGO, October 07, 2022 – SonarMD, the leading value-based care coordination company for digestive health, today announced its chief medical officer, Lawrence Kosinski, MD, has founded VOCnomics, a venture focused on the development and commercialization of novel remote patient monitoring technology for chronic conditions. The startup is investigating a clinical stage device that analyzes the […]

Building Community and Equity in GI Care — Melodie Narain-Blackwell

On a recent episode of The Scope With Dr. K, Melodie Narain-Blackwell, a Black and Indian patient-turned-advocate, shares her harrowing, decades-long journey to diagnosis with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — and what she’s doing to make sure other patients of color have a better experience.   Episode Takeaways: “I absolutely believe bias and stigma were part […]

SonarMD Releases New eBook: How to Make Value-Based GI Care a Reality

CHICAGO – July 1, 2022 – SonarMD, a leading care coordination company specializing in digestive health, today released a new resource to help health plans and gastroenterology practices transition to more sustainable, value-based models of care. This transition can be challenging in specialty care — but industry experts believe significant opportunities await for those ready […]