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Dr. Larry A. Bookman, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Larry A. Bookman M.D. is a top Gastroenterologist in Oklahoma City, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Larry A. Bookman M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Larry A. Bookman M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Larry A. Bookman M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Larry A. Bookman M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
42 years Experience
Dr. Larry A. Bookman, M.D.
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Univ of Ok Coll of Med, Oklahoma City Ok
  • Accepting new patients

Crohn's disease and Lupus

Crohn’s and SLE are separate diseases but both may be autoimmune in origin. You can have both but not predisposed

Gallstones

Yes. Stay on low fat diet but eat regularly. It will be better after surgery

I have a pain in my stomach after eating. What could it be?

This could be gallbladder disease, ulcer disease or Functioal Dyspepsia. If it continues,See ur doctor

Why do I feel bloated after eating rice?

Rice is a starch and may cause bloating. You also may have an allergy. Eat small amounts or avoid it all together

Do I have pinworms?

Pinworms are common in children. They like the dark and can often be seen at night with a flashlight by a second person examining the anal area. There is a “scotch tape test “. READ MORE
Pinworms are common in children. They like the dark and can often be seen at night with a flashlight by a second person examining the anal area. There is a “scotch tape test “. If positive you need to see a doctor

My motions are blackish in color and also very hard. What could be the problem?

Just stay aware. It could be ur diet or black could mean blood. If it persists see you doctor

Can GERD be cured permanently with medications?

It can be controlled but may not be cured. Use a PPI like Prilosec each AM and stay on a low fat caffeine free diet. Avoid red wine and see your GI doctor if it persists

Eating habits

Stay on low fat. You can eat anything after GB surgery.

What could be the reason for anal bleeding?

Hemorrhoids or an anal fissure or a rectal polyp are some of the more common problems. If it persists see ur doctor

Can hemorrhoids turn into anus cancer?

Hemorrhoids are normal functioning rectal veins that have lost supporting tissue. They may come and go. Keep ur bowels soft and regular. Soak in hot water if they bother you

Light brown

Don’t worry. Eat normally and it will return to normal

Is eating a lot of eggs a problem?

Eating eggs is no longer considered bad for cardiac health. However for weight lifting you need protein so try eating only egg whites and it will relieve ur indigestion

I am having abdominal pain in the right side. What could be wrong?

The answer is to see a doctor. It could be anything from appendix to gallbladder to ulcer disease or nothing. If it persists see a doctor and find out

What are the suggested vitamins and nutritional supplements for an IBD patient?

Use a good multivitamin and probiotics. Avoid excessive fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K)

Should I have soda if I have acid reflux?

With reflux you should avoid all sodas and caffeine. Eat small low fat meals and don’t eat within 3 hours of bedtime. Try elevating the head of ur bed frame a few inches. It will READ MORE
With reflux you should avoid all sodas and caffeine. Eat small low fat meals and don’t eat within 3 hours of bedtime. Try elevating the head of ur bed frame a few inches. It will help

Anal Fissure?

Nitroglycerin ointment called Rectiv is very effective. Keep his BM soft and regular but not explosive

My upper abdomen is bloated because of gas. What should I do?

Use of simethacon will help upper abdominal bloating and avoid carbonated drinks. If flatus is a problem, it can be helped with probiotics and a low gas diet. Look at a FODMAP READ MORE
Use of simethacon will help upper abdominal bloating and avoid carbonated drinks. If flatus is a problem, it can be helped with probiotics and a low gas diet. Look at a FODMAP diet from Stanford U.

What could be the reason behind by painful stomach cramps?

"Stomach"cramps can be a result of inflammation such as peptic disease or infectious causes i.e. Viral, H pylori etc. It may not be stomach at all. Gallbladder or colon could give READ MORE
"Stomach"cramps can be a result of inflammation such as peptic disease or infectious causes i.e. Viral, H pylori etc. It may not be stomach at all. Gallbladder or colon could give similar symptoms. If not better in 3-5 days, you need to see your PCP or a GI doctor.