GI Update 2019 Proton-Pump Inhibitor Therapy is Safe
by: Dr. Terence Angtuaco MD
Over the past few years, safety issues associated with PPIs have come to the forefront of discussion in the field of Gastroenterology.
A leading specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Angtuaco earned an undergraduate degree in Biology (Cum Laude) then attended Medical School, graduating in 1993. In pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming an expert in digestive diseases, he then completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in 1998, followed by his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois which he completed in 2001.
It was during this period that he was most prolific in his research activities (list of research and publications) and maximized his exposure to caring for patients with complex gastrointestinal and liver diseases, including those who required liver transplantation.
After completion of his training, Dr. Angtuaco became an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, with a concomitant appointment at the Central Arkansas Veterans Hospital. This enabled him to fulfill his desire to teach future physicians and specialists, as well as to continue his academic pursuits.
In 2005, he transitioned to private practice and joined Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic (LRDC), a large multi-specialty medical practice. On June 1st 2018, Dr. Angtuaco and his partners founded Premier Gastroenterology Associates, a single specialty medical practice. He is board certified in Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology and accepts patients with general digestive disease issues, including laryngopharyngeal reflux disease and chronic liver disease.
Dr. Angtuaco lives in Little Rock with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing tennis and has practiced martial arts for many years. Above all he is grateful for the countless opportunities he has, as a doctor, to serve God by serving his patients.