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Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Program

The Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID) Program at Monroe Carell provides outpatient care to children with recurrent abdominal pain and FGIDs such as irritable bowel syndrome, functional abdominal pain, functional dyspepsia and functional encopresis.

We educate your family about your child's disorder, provide individualized care a with a team approach, and help your child overcome FGID symptoms to achieve better health.

Our services include pain management, nutritional consultation, relaxation training, stress management, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback and acupuncture.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Julia L. Anderson

Julia L. AndersonMD, MSCI

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Why Choose the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Program at Children‘s Hospital

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    Funded research

    The National Institute of Child Health and Development has funded FGID research at Monroe Carell since 1987.

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    Comprehensive care

    Monroe Carell is one of the only pediatric centers with a comprehensive approach to treating FGIDs. With the help of several specialists, we provide an individualized treatment plan for your child to relieve symptoms and promote wellness.


2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.