As a primary care physician (PCP) you are the first line of medical defense for millions of patients entering the healthcare system with gastrointestinal ailments and symptoms of chronic stomach conditions. Your patients count on you to treat, manage, recommend steps to help them improve their health, and refer them to qualified specialists when appropriate.
At CDI, we appreciate the value of patient-centered medicine and a PCP’s role in helping patients get an early diagnosis leading to expedited therapy and better clinical outcomes. We are committed to empowering you with the most reliable, simplest, and highest quality diagnostic tools to help you identify some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders that patients may walk into your practice with.
Our team has decades of combined experience in offering hydrogen and methane breath testing products, services, and solutions for diagnosing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and other carbohydrate malabsorption disorders to providers and patients at an affordable cost, putting the patient first and allowing them to take the tests in the comfort of their own homes. This alleviates the burden on the patient’s schedule, and frees up valuable resources in your practice. Working with CDI’s breath testing portfolio, supported by our newly constructed state-of-the-art laboratory in Salem, Massachusetts, places your practice and your patients at the forefront of accessible and dependable functional gastrointestinal diagnostics.
CDI also offers a first-of-its-kind proprietary blood test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D/M) commercially available in international markets as IBSchek®. Millions of patients afflicted with irritable bowel syndrome can now be diagnosed quickly and accurately with this simple blood test.
The American healthcare system is quickly shifting to value based reimbursement and is putting PCPs at the forefront of these determinations. Healthcare costs are lower when patients have a PCP overseeing their care and coordinating test procedures and follow-up care. Our products and services will not only assist your diagnostic, treatment, and patient management decisions, but will also empower your patients with test results and treatment options prior to specialist visits, and in some circumstances eliminate the need for a referral altogether.
The implementation of breath testing has been a major improvement in patient care for our practice. Bloating is an extremely common and frustrating complaint from patients that we can now provide an answer for in many cases.
It can be challenging to diagnose IBS-D and malabsorption in busy clinical practice. Having an objective marker to diagnose and reassure the patient and provider is a great asset in my practice. It also help me to manage the condition by using appropriate treatment.
It can be challenging to diagnose malabsorption syndromes in clinical practice. Having an objective marker like a breath test can provide diagnostic reassurance to both the patient and provider.
Breath testing for SIBO has been hugely beneficial for my practice over the last 3 years. It allows me to help patients who have seen multiple doctors without finding the cause of their problems, and who continue to struggle with digestive dysfunction.
My preferred treatment for SIBO is changing patient's diet. I get a lot greater compliance, when I can show them the results of their breath test. Rarely have to use antibiotics, if I can get them to change what they eat.
Patients enjoy the flexibility to do the test on their own time and the instruction booklet and video are easy to follow. From a provider standpoint, we get results back in a timely manner and getting both hydrogen and methane results helps us tailor care appropriately.
Breath test is a simple and noninvasive way to diagnosed these clinical conditions. The Kits from Commonwealth Diagnostics are shipped to the patient and is very easy to use at home without going to medical office or hospital.
CDI has provided an invaluable test that I use both pre and post treatment (antibiotics and a diagnosis-specific nutrition protocol), and this has enabled my patients to find both answers and an action plan to resolve their long term symptoms.
No struggles with insurance companies to cover the cost of medications. The kits from Commonwealth Diagnostics are convenient. I don't have to delegate office staff to run the tests, and we just hand them the kits. It couldn't be easier.