The Bonnie Lynn Mechanic Celiac Disease Clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating children and families with celiac disease. The clinic is staffed and led by board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist, Grzegorz W. Telega, MD. The team consists of a pediatric gastroenterologist, nurse and nutritionist.
Each physician partners with a nurse to provide ongoing case management. As education on diet and nutrition is key to managing celiac disease, Elaine Danner, clinical dietitian specialist, is an integral part of the care team and a resource for patients diagnosed with celiac disease and their families.
Your child’s first visit to the clinic will take about 30 minutes to one hour. The visit will include a physical exam and review of your child’s past and present medical history. Please come prepared to discuss your overall family health history. Following the visit, the team may recommend some screening laboratory tests. If the initial screening is positive, a recommendation may be made for future testing to accurately diagnose the disease.