Crohn's & Colitis Program


The Crohn’s and Colitis Program Mission:
A patient centered environment created to provide a multidisciplinary medical approach to care for patients with IBD, with an emphasis on quality by healthcare providers committed to excellence.  The IBD Program at SDGI is a resource center designed to provide easy access and early treatment for the management of symptoms, complications or problems associated with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.  We are devoted to the sensitivity needed to assist, support and care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Contact Information:
IBD Nurse Line: 303.406.4170
IBD Benefit Coordinator: 303.406.4214



Overview:
The IBD Team at SDGI is comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and coordinators dedicated to providing the very best care to patients that live with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD.
Our board certified physicians have over 50 years combined clinical expertise in managing this complex, potentially debilitating and life changing disease.  We work closely with many other health care providers that have a recognized interest in the care of IBD patients, such as pain management specialists, primary care physicians, obstetricians, rheumatologists, dermatologists, infectious disease specialists, ostomy nurses, surgeons and others to provide access to care that may be needed during the course of this chronic illness.
In addition to their commitment to patient care within the practice, our physicians devote a valuable amount of their time to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Crohns and Colitis Foundations.  Dr. Fernando Carreira, Dr. Matthew Nichols and Dr. Cary Patt serve on the Chapter Medical & Science Advisory Board of Directors.  Dr. Nichols is a Physician Facilitator for the South Metro Denver CCFA Support Group that meets monthly at either of our two offices.

The nursing staff that assists our physicians with managing and providing your care during prescribed medical treatments or flare-ups also have many years of nursing experience and are available to assist you with any concerns. Our IBD Nurse Manager has been working exclusively with Crohns and Colitis patients at South Denver GI for many years, overseeing the infusion center, assisting with clinical trials, acting as a resource and liaison between patients, families and our physicians. 

Our entire team is committed to the development of an outstanding IBD Program in Colorado.  We thank you for trusting us with your care and welcome your input and feedback.


Crohns & Colitis Foundation (CCFA)
South Denver Gastroenterology is an active supporter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).  In addition to serving on the CCFA Rocky Mountain Chapter Board of Directors and CCFA Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Matthew Nichols has been the facilitator for the South Metro CCFA Support Group since 2007.  These gatherings are designed to be a forum where questions from individuals living with Crohns and Colitis can be asked and answered in an open and relaxed environment.  A variety of topics are discussed each month including medications, nutrition, alternative therapies and emerging therapies.  The support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  For more information on the CCFA and support groups, please visit: www.ccfa.org/