Episode 109 – 10 Things Your Gastroenterologist Wants You to Know w/Dr. Josh Peck


Continuing our “10 Things” series, we focus our attention on gastroenterology. GE/GI goes well beyond colorectal. From bleeding esophageal varices to pancreatitis to liver failure, these patients require specific diagnostics and interventions to improve their mortality and morbidity. Join us for a “pearl packed” episode where we discuss practical steps you can take to improve your care of this specialized patient population.


The List

  1. Indications for Occult Blood Testing
  2. Esophageal Varices and Efficacy of PPI Infusions
  3. NG/OG Tube Dogma in Esophageal Varices
  4. Pancreatitis Diagnostics and Interventions
  5. POC Ultrasound for Identifying Common Bile Duct Dilatation/Stones
  6. MTP in GI Bleeding
  7. INR Goals in Cirrhosis
  8. Acute Liver Failure vs. Cirrhosis
  9. Lactic Acidosis vs. Sepsis
  10. Esophageal Tamponade


Check out our episode focusing on GI bleeds here!



Joshua R. Peck, MD received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with High Distinction. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He went on to complete a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Peck continued his training at Ohio State and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. He stayed at Ohio State to complete an additional year of subspecialty training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. Dr. Peck is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He currently practices gastroenterology and hepatology with special interests in pancreaticobiliary disease, large polyp removal, EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasonography) and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography). He has received numerous awards during training, including induction into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He also received many accolades for teaching, including the Outstanding Resident Educator Award as well as Fellow of the Year. Dr. Peck is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Peck is a music enthusiast who plays multiple instruments. He enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and dogs.

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