The Celiac Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, offers patients access to diagnosis, treatment and management of celiac disease. The Celiac Center understands the critical needs of those diagnosed with celiac disease and aims to raise awareness and diagnosis rates with this disease that so often goes undetected and untreated. In fact, as much as 97% of people with celiac disease have not been diagnosed.
The Celiac Center provides a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary treatment team including gastroenterologists, nurses and registered dietitians who work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that includes lifestyle counseling and nutrition education on the gluten-free diet. It also provides celiac disease education to increase public awareness among health care professionals and the public, ongoing patient assistance through a community support group and has established a "gluten-free" zone for inpatients as well as outpatients that provides appropriate foods through the Department of Nutrition and Food Services.