Dr. Stephen Wangen is one of the world’s leading experts on IBS, food allergies/intolerances, and the ecosystem of the digestive tract. Dr. Wangen is the co-founder and Medical Director of the IBS Treatment Center, and the author of two popular books, “The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solution” and the award winning “Healthier Without Wheat: A New Understanding of Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease, and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance.”
He is an internationally recognized speaker on these topics. His talks range from postgraduate level training lectures to public talks to help the average person gain a better understanding of these complex issues. This is his true passion.
Dr. Wangen understands exactly what many of his patients are experiencing. He not only cured his IBS, but is also gluten intolerant and has a dairy allergy. He has not eaten gluten since 1995, nor dairy since 2000. He truly practices what he preaches.
Dr. Stephen Wangen is a licensed and board certified physician with a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from the internationally renowned Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, where he also is a faculty member. His focus as a teacher, a researcher, and a clinician has always been based on his interest in human potential.
If you would like to contact him for any reason, please call 206-264-1111.
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I was diagnosed with IBS in 1994. Unfortunately, that didn’t make any real difference in my health. So while in medical school I began to research my problem and discovered that I had celiac disease, a reaction to wheat and other common grains.
When I began practicing medicine I found that because of my personal experience with digestive problems I could not only relate to my IBS patients but really help them get to the root of their problem. Not everyone has the same trigger that I do. In fact, getting to the root cause of the problem takes some detective work.
I find that it takes quite a bit of personal attention and a good understanding of each patient to be able to properly treat most digestive issues. The standard practice of scheduling several patients at the same time and hopping from room to room after only 5-10 minutes or so isn’t adequate for helping my patients.
I now schedule at least a half hour with each patient for their first visit. This allows me time to listen to the entire story about your problem, which is critical to understanding what might be causing it. It also allows me plenty of time to answer your questions, ask all of the questions I need to ask, and to convey all of the information that I want you to know so that you can successfully resolve your problem. This has made everyone happier and resulted in a very high success rate in our clinic.
If you have IBS or another chronic health problem, I appreciate your frustration with the lack of answers and the impact that it is having on your life. Please know that you are not alone, and that we are here to help you.
Stephen Wangen, ND