Join Dr. Amy Burkhart and Draeger's Gluten-Free-Club THIS SATURDAY for an important presentation on:
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
What is it and what does it mean to those with Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease?
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth occurs when there are too many bacteria in the small intestine. This happens for many reasons — two of which are Celiac disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. SIBO can cause a variety of symptoms and be the basis for ill health in many people in the gluten intolerant community.
Dr. Burkhart has spent the last 5 years working in conjunction with the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California, functioning as both a board member and a medical advisor. She and the other members of the foundation have been diligently working to increase awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance-now known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) in the community. They have done this through a multitude of avenues such as educating physicians and other health care workers, sponsoring Camp Celiac and public events and authoring the White House petition for allergen labeling. Through her work with the foundation and encounters with many patients with these issues, Dr. Burkhart saw the need for appropriate care for patients with celiac disease and NCGS. It is her hope that her knowledge and experience can help you be the healthiest person you can be.
Amy Burkhart MD, RD Integrative Medicine
Dr. Burkhart is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician and a Registered Dietitian. She received her MD degree at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. She completed an emergency medicine residency at the Highland Hospital/UCSF program. After her residency, Dr. Burkhart completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. Prior to her medical training she completed her undergraduate degree and internship in nutrition and clinical dietetics at University of California, Berkeley and earned her certification as a registered dietitian.
Dr. Burkhart uses her knowledge and training in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her training in integrative medicine and nutrition to optimize her patients’ health from this unique perspective.
As a Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity Specialist, she focuses on treating celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and digestive ailments.
Her integrative medicine background gives her the capacity to use traditional and complementary approaches to treat other symptoms/diseases that may accompany celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or other digestive ailments.
Her nutrition/dietetics training allows her to analyze a person’s diet and make recommendations on how to improve a persons’ health through dietary changes for conditions such as, but not limited to, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, food allergies &sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, gas/bloating, etc.
Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and is also the mother of a child with celiac disease. She understands, on a very personal level, the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
University of Arizona Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine 2002-2004
Highland Hospital/UCSF-Residency Training in Emergency Medicine 1995-99
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine MD 1995
Registered Dietitian (http://theceliacmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/What-is-a-Registered-Dietitian.pdf)-RD 1990-present
University of California, Berkeley-Coordinated Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics 1989
University of California, Berkeley-BS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics 1989
Dr. Burkhart is a board member for the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California and has educated physicians, dietitians and the general public about celiac disease and gluten intolerance since 2008. She is also a volunteer physician at Camp Celiac in Livermore, CA.