Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the digestive system and its disorders. The Alaska Digestive and Liver Disease Clinic provides specialized medical care to patients with disorders of the digestive tract, including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, diseases of the liver, bile duct and pancreas, and more.
The Anchorage office space is shared by two board certified gastroenterologists, Dr. Ronald J. Boisen, M.D., and Dr. Daryl M. McClendon, M.D. They are both Fellows of the American College of Gastroenterology. Fellows are a special group of dedicated doctors who have received an honorary designation to recognize their ongoing education, service, and contributions to the practice of medicine. Gastroenterology fellowships are 3 year programs which provide further training in endoscopic procedures and digestive disorders. Fellowships are completed after medical school and a residency.
Both Doctors Boisen and McClendon perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), upper GI endoscopy (EGD), and video capsule endoscopy and the Alaska Digestive Center, Providence Alaska Medical Center, and Alaska Regional Hospital. Feel free to explore our website for more information or call our Anchorage office at (907) 569-1333 with questions or to schedule an appointment.